The Bachelor of Science in Personal Financial Planning (PFP) provides students with a unique opportunity to prepare for careers as fee-for-service financial professionals. In which they will address the specific needs of individuals, families, and businesses managing wealth and working to accomplish financial goals.

Woodbury’s PFP program implements a curriculum registered through the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Board of Standards. This provides students with the necessary knowledge to complete a CFP® certification as well as many other industry credentials. The program is one of only a limited number of dedicated, AACSB accredited bachelor programs in Personal Financial Planning.

Some key facts about UVU PFP:

  • Top 10 nationally ranked program
  • Close to 90% job placement
  • Paid internships
  • Become CFP® certified
  • Travel nationwide for conferences
  • Help families and businesses meet goals

As part of the Personal Financial Planning program, you'll have many opportunities to participate in national competitions, win scholarships, and cultivate rapport with esteemed professionals. The following are a few competitions in which PFP students placed:

  • FPA/CFP® Board National Financial Planning Challenge – 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • SFSP Industry Issues Competition – 2016, 2017
  • AFCPE Knowledge Quiz Bowl – 2015, 2016
  • NAGDCA Retirement Quiz Bowl – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • iOme Retirement Video Challenge – 2014
  • IARFC Retirement Competition – 2013, 2017
  • T3 FasTECH Cup Quiz Bowl – 2014



It is intended to prepare students to become fee-for-service professional planners with strong ethical standards who work with families and individuals developing specific budget, asset management, and related planning processes.

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It provides the required seven courses in a residential setting for individuals who already have a bachelor degree but lack these required courses. It will supplement the existing bachelor program in Personal Financial Planning.

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  Online Certificate

The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ program offers multiple board-approved classes to fit your schedule and lifestyle. Whether you are an established professional or you are changing careers, we have designed each program to meet your needs.

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The Master of Financial Planning and Analytics (FPA) degree program prepares students for professional positions in financial planning and financial analytics. Our curriculum is also designed to help our students progress towards professional certifications, including the Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®) certification and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) certification. Students with foundational courses in financial planning or financial analytics can further expand their existing knowledge by selecting relevant elective courses in new areas of study.

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Will Personal Financial Planning meet the educational requirements for the professional credential in the state or US territory you might choose to live during or after completing your UVU degree? Visit the UVU Professional Licensure website to learn more!

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 Contact Us

Program Director: Scott Stratton
Office Location:
KB 436C
[email protected]

Students Get Involved!

 PFP Student Association

Personal Financial Planning Student Association is a community for the PFP student body where students can gather, engage, excel and learn together.

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  Fin Planning Association

The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) is the principal professional organization for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professionals, educators, financial services providers and students who seek advancement in a growing, dynamic profession. The primary aim of FPA is to elevate the profession that transforms lives through the power of financial planning.

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  PFP Ambassadors

The PFP Ambassadors are student enrolled in the PFP major and serve as representatives of the PFP program.

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Employers Get Involved!

  Host Information Sessions

The PFP program loves to have employers visit campus.   The students benefit from your experience and enjoy hearing from financial professionals in the industry. 

If interested in hosting an information session, contact Luke Dean at [email protected].

 Endowing Professorships

There is no greater honor that a distinguished faculty member can achieve than to be invited to hold an endowed chair or professorship. An endowed professorship can be funded annually for a specific period of time or in perpetuity through the establishment of an endowment.

If interested in endowing a professorship, contact Luke Dean at [email protected].

  Gifting a Scholarship

Personal Financial Planning students are often full time students working full time to pay their own way through school.  Scholarships are a way to help students focus on their studies.

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