Department of Finance

The Department of Finance is the home of the academic fields of Finance, Real Estate, and Paralegal Studies.  A degree in finance prepares students for positions in financial institutions, corporations, personal finance and for graduate study. Finance is a functional area of every organization and our programs may be tailored to meet each student's career goals. Degrees in real estate prepare students for careers in real estate brokerage, appraisal, development, finance, investment analysis, and property management.  If helping humanity and bringing justice to the world by being part of a legal team is in your future, then paralegal is for you. The programs offered are specifically tailored to enable you to fulfill your dream.


25th Annual legal conference-REPLAY

8am-4:10pm, April 27, 2018

6 hours of CLE

$139 per person

Program Agenda                        Registration Form

For more information or to register, call +1(814) 393-2626 or email

Available Programs

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Finance, Real Estate, & Paralegal Careers

The Finance and Real Estate programs are designed to provide students with the business and analytical tools necessary for successful careers in Finance and Real Estate.

  • The Corporate Finance track prepares students for analyst positions in banking, investment, and industrial companies.
  • The Personal Financial Planning (PFP) track is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. and meets the educational requirement for the CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation.  The PFP track is appropriate for a career as a financial planner as well as careers in banking, financial investments, and insurance.
  • The Real Estate programs prepare students for careers in Real Estate Finance, Property Management, Real Estate Investments, and Real Estate Appraisal.  The program also meets the educational requirements to become licensed as a real estate salesperson or real estate broker in most states throughout the country.
  • Paralegal is the fastest growing occupation of any in the legal field. The demand for paralegals is high and the job market is expected to continue to grow at a rate of 17 percent with many employers offering excellent salaries and benefits. Demand for graduates of ABA approved paralegal programs, like Clarion, is expected, by the U.S. Department of Labor, to extend out into the future.  Law touches everything, and our programs are designed for you to bring your passions to any cause that is dear to you.  Paralegal Quick Facts




Our majors are encouraged to take advantage of cooperative education and internship programs.  This is a valuable experience which helps you develop maturity, professionalism, and provides you with practical experience.  

Department Contacts

Dr. Jerry Belloit, Chair
336 Still Hall
+1 814 393 2626

Ms. Jill Thompson, Secretary
339 Still Hall
+1 814 393 2626

Last Updated 4/9/18