The Department of Finance offers a program of study leading to the degree of bachelor of science. In addition, the department offers a minor in finance.
Both programs are designed to expose students to the traditional areas of study within the discipline of finance: corporate finance, investments, and financial institutions.
The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Option
The Finance Department offers course options augmented by co-curricular activities which will prepare students to sit for the Level I CFA exam in the spring semester of their senior year. Offering this option at the undergraduate level will provide PC students with a clear competitive advantage, increasing their value to a wide range of employers, including firms involved with security analysis and research, investment banking, asset/wealth management and financial planning. Students seeking the CFA Option should contact their advisor (preferably) or the Finance chair for directives on the sequence of courses.
The following major requirements apply to the Class of 2012 and beyond. The finance major requirements for the Class of 2011 may be viewed at the School of Business Web site.