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Catalog 2013-2014
Coggin College of Business
 

Department of Economics & Geography

Phone: (904) 620-2640
Web Addresshttp://www.unf.edu/coggin/economics

Mission

The Department of Economics and Geography is committed to the delivery of exceptional undergraduate and graduate instruction by faculty members who are both actively engaged in scholarly activities and capable of integrating the results of their research into their instructional activities. Our intent is that this instruction will emphasize our role in guiding students to prepare them to be intellectual resources that will continually redevelop to serve many organizations over a productive career. Students are expected to take courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics, as well as econometric courses that provide the foundation of the instrumental to undertake economic analysis.  Students will gain experience in the understanding of the global economy by taking international economics courses as well as having a study abroad experience.  We also recognize our responsibility to provide economics related service to the University and Jacksonville communities.

Economics Major 

The program in the Department of Economics and Geography in the Coggin College of Business is designed to provide students with the tools and concepts necessary to understand our modern economy, to function more effectively as citizens, and to make sound decisions. A major in economics opens the door to a wide variety of jobs in business, government, finance, and the professions. Economics is particularly appropriate for those students who plan to enter public service or law, whether in the community or at other levels, or who plan to go on to graduate study.

Students should choose their elective courses in economics in support of their expected career goals. The department faculty recommends the following:

Students interested in emphasizing international economics, should take 3 of the following:

  • ECO 3703 International Economics
  • ECO 4723 International Monetary System
  • ECS 3013 Economic Development
  • ECS 3303 Current Issues in the Economics of the European Union
  • ECS 3403 Current Issues in the Economy of Latin America

Students planning to enroll in law school should take 3 of the following:

  • ECO 4504 Public Finance
  • ECP 3403 Economics of Industrial Organization
  • ECP 3451 Law, Economics, and Public Policy
  • ECP 4413 Government and Business

Students planning to enroll in graduate school in economics should take 3 of the following:

  • ECO 3411 Business and Economic Statistics
  • ECO 3422 Advanced Econometrics
  • ECO 4401 Mathematical Economics
  • GIS 3043 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

The faculty strongly recommends that these students pursue at least a minor in mathematics or statistics, to include some of the following courses, (note that graduate school admission requirements in economics often require Calculus I and II and Linear Algebra): 

  • Calculus I and II (additional courses are encouraged
  • Linear Algebra
  • Differential Equations
  • Probability and Statistics at the upper-division level
  • Statistical Methods I and II

Those students seeking to enter the work force after receipt of their bachelor’s degree, or a more general curriculum, should take 3 of the following:

  • ECO 4223 Monetary Economics
  • ECP 3403 Economics of Industrial Organization
  • ECP 3530 Health Economics and Policy
  • ECP 3613 Urban Economics
  • ECP 3703 Managerial Economics
  • ECP 4413 Government and Business  

Students expecting to work in the field of planning should take at least one of the following:

  • GIS 3043 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • GIS 4048 Intermediate Geographic Information Systems

Economics Curriculum - BBA