Honors Program Theses


Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

David Sparks


This research is about looking at what affects the personal financial knowledge and behaviors of college students. Primarily this research is focused on the effects of taking a personal financial course by answering the following questions.

- Does taking a personal finance course increase personal financial knowledge?

- Does taking a personal finance course improve financial behaviors?

- Does an increase in personal financial knowledge improve financial behaviors?

The answers to these questions will help to determine how important personal finance courses and personal financial knowledge are. This research will also look at other areas which may affect personal financial knowledge or behaviors as well as interest levels in taking a personal finance course.

Year of Submission



Department of Finance

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors


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