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Bachelor of Arts in Finance

Invest in your future with your Bachelor of Arts in Finance degree. Every business is an integrated system and needs professionals with finance skills in long-range financial planning and implementation. By earning your finance degree, you will discover how to measure and secure the efficient use of financial resources. This finance degree program will start you off by teaching you the main principles of finance and then take you into the principles of investments. During your BA in finance, you will have the opportunity to take classes in international finance or financial risk and mitigation, taking your finance skills even further. Scholarships are also available for those pursuing their finance degree from the Golden State College.


A bachelor's degree in finance provides students the financial skills and knowledge needed to appropriately assess business opportunities in rapidly changing financial markets. A bachelor's in finance is designed to provide students with a strong academic foundation in the field of finance, which in essence is the study of money and how it gets used. Most finance degrees have students learning a range of finance-related topics such as accounting and economics, and even more in-depth topics such as investments and risk management.



Summary of Degree Units


University Graduation Requirements    35

Major Preparation    17

Major Core Requirements    43

Concentration Requirements    18

University Electives    7

Total    120


University Requirements for Graduation


Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.


The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.

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