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Financial Counseling Minor

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Problem solving and planning with a minor in Financial Counseling.

A minor in financial counseling will prepare students to pursue careers in the financial planning and financial counseling industry. Courses in this 18-credit minor provide opportunities for students to apply content knowledge and skills by working with individuals to meet their financial goals and solve financial problems. Students are encouraged to pursue the Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) certification through the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. Financial counselors are frequently employed by the U.S. Department of Defense, non-profit human services agencies and by health care organizations.

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.