Degree Requirements

B.S. in Finance

In addition to the University Core Curriculum (40 credits) and the Common Business Core (39 credits), Finance Majors must complete the following requirements:

I.  Major Required (6 credits)

FIN 4000, Inter’l Financial Management
Also fulfills Area 6 in UCC
FIN 4350, Investment Analysis & Planning

II. Major Electives (12 credits)

Choose 4 courses from the following:

ACCT 4100, Taxation I
ACCT 4110, Taxation II
ECON 3100, Money & Banking
ECON 4150, Managerial Economics
FIN 3500, Financial Markets & Institutions
FIN 3990, Selected Topics
FIN 4030, Capital Budgeting
FIN 4090, Income Tax Analy & Planning

FIN 4300, Advanced Managerial Finance
FIN 4360, Investments II
FIN 4400, Gov’ment & Not-For-Profit Acct.
FIN 4850, Practicum in Finance
FIN 4900, Internship in Finance
FIN 4990, Independent Study
FINP 3600, Personal Finance
FINP 4500, Estate Planning
FINP 4550, Retirement Planning
FINP 4600, Insurance Analysis & Planning

III.  Business Elective (3 credits)

Choose 1 course from the following:

Any CCOB 2000-4990 course outside of the concentration area and chosen with the help of an advisor.

Total Credits: 21

For degree requirements for students who first enrolled prior to Fall 2012, please see your academic advisor.

B.S. in Financial Planning

In addition to the University Core Curriculum (40 credits) and the Common Business Core (39 credits), Financial Planning Majors must complete the following requirements:

ACCT 4100, Taxation I
FIN 4000, International Financial Management 
Also fulfills Area 6 in UCC
FIN 4350, Investment Analysis & Planning
FIN 4500, Estate Planning 
FINP 3600, Personal Financial Planning
FINP 4550, Retirement Planning
FINP 4600, Insurance Analysis/Planning

Total Credits: 21

For degree requirements for students who first enrolled prior to Fall 2012, please see your academic advisor.

B.S. in Global Business

In addition to the University Core Curriculum (40 credits) and the Common Business Core (39 credits), Global Business Majors must complete the following requirements:

ECON 3500, Economics of Globalization
ECON 3600, Economic Growth & Devel
ECON 3700, International Economics
FIN 4000, Inter’l Financial Management
Also fulfills Area 6 in UCC
MGT 3090, International Management
MKT 3160, Global Marketing
MKT 4750, Supply Chain Management

Total Credits: 21

For degree requirements for students who first enrolled prior to Fall 2012, please see your academic advisor.

B.A. in Economics

For degree requirements for students who first enrolled before Fall 2010, please click here.

For degree requirements for students who first enrolled in Fall 2010/Spring 2011, please click here.

For degree requirements for students who first enrolled in Fall 2011/Spring 2012 please click here.

For degree requirements for transfer students who first enrolled in Fall 2011 or later with a qualifying A.A./A.S. degree please click here.




Minor in Economics

Students who are currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at William Paterson University can earn a Minor in Economics by completing the following coursework:

ECON 2010 Macroeconomic Principles
ECON 2020 Microeconomic Principles
Four additional 3-credit Economics courses (2000-level or above)

Total required credits for Minor in Economics: 18 credits with 2.0 GPA

Please note that no more than 9 minor credits can be simultaneously counted towards a major, i.e., at least 9 credits must be unique to the minor.