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Bachelor of Arts with Concentration in Finance

Update notes:
  • Degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts with Concentration in Finance for students who matriculated to DU prior to Fall 2014 are available here.
  • The ETS Major Field Test is required only for students who matriculated to DU in Fall 2015 or later.


The major combines a specialized degree in Mathematics with coursework in Finance. There are two main sets of students that the proposed concentration would serve: students who might want to enter a quantitatively-oriented finance graduate school program or enter directly into a career in this field, and students interested in entering a career in Actuarial Science.

Degree Requirements

This degree requires completion of 48 credits of MATH courses numbered 1951 or higher, and additional 20 credits of ACTG or FIN courses. The following courses are required:

  • MATH 1951 Calculus I (4 Credits),
  • MATH 1952 Calculus II or MATH 1962 Honors Calculus II (4 Credits),
  • MATH 1953 Calculus III or MATH 1963 Honors Calculus III (4 Credits),
  • MATH 2060 Elements of Linear Algebra (4 Credits),
  • MATH 2070 Introduction to Differential Equations (4 Credits),
  • MATH 2080 Calculus of Several Variables (4 Credits),
  • MATH 3080 Introduction to Probability (4 Credits),
  • MATH 3161 Introduction to Real Analysis (4 Credits),
  • MATH 3170 Introduction to Abstract Algebra or MATH 3151 Advanced Linear Algebra (4 Credits),
  • ACTG 2200 Introduction to Financial Reporting (4 Credits),
  • FIN 2800 Financial Decision Making (4 Credits),
  • At least 12 credit hours from the following list:
    • FIN 3110 Financial Institutions (4 Credits),
    • FIN 3200 Corporate Financial Problems (4 Credits),
    • FIN 3210 Corporate Financial Theory (4 Credits),
    • FIN 3300 Investments (4 Credits),
    • FIN 3310 Analysis of Securities (4 Credits),
    • FIN 3410 Multinational Financial Mgmt (4 Credits),
    • FIN 3500 Financial Modeling (4 Credits).

In addition, students must complete the ETS Major Field Test in Mathematics as instructed by the Department of Mathematics, and satisfy all requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as outlined in the University of Denver Undergraduate Bulletin.


  • Students may enroll in ACTG 2200 Introduction to Financial Reporting only if they are formally enrolled in this degree, have completed MATH 3080 Introduction to Probability and have Microsoft Excel certification.
  • Students in this degree are not eligible for a business foundations minor or a finance minor. Good choices for complementary minors include economics, statistics, or computer science.