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Economics Program 

 

The program of the Department of Economics and Geography 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 useful for those students who plan to enter public service or law, or who plan to go on to graduate study. 

Bachelor of Business Administration - Economics 

Students receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in economics must meet all requirements for that degree, including the pre-requisites and the 21 hours common to all majors in the college.

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

  • Please see an advisor for an OFFICIAL program of study. This program is pending evaluation of official transcripts.
  • You must complete prerequisites before registering for any course. Refer to the Course Catalog for details.
  • View the My Osprey Map [Course Sequence Guide] to keep on track for graduation – should be used in consultation with an academic advisor after admission to UNF.
  • A student may receive credit for a course only once. However, the GPA will reflect all repeated courses.
  • This program is subject to a student fully admitted into the Coggin College of Business.
  • An approved dual enrollment form is required prior to registering for courses at another institution. Students are not allowed to enroll in courses at another institution during their last semester at UNF.

Prerequisites (21 credits)

21 semester hours are required. A grade "C" or better is required in all prerequisites.
  • ACG2021 Prin of Financial Accounting (3 Credits)
    • acceptable substitute: ACGX021
  • ACG2071 Prin Managerial Accounting (3 Credits)
    • acceptable substitute: ACGX071
  • CGS1100 Computer Applications for Busi (3 Credits)
    • acceptable substitute: CGSXXXX
  • ECO2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
    • acceptable substitute: ECOX013
  • ECO2023 Principles of Microeconomics (3 Credits)
    • acceptable substitute: ECOX023
  • MAC2233 (GM)Calculus for Business (3 Credits)
    • acceptable substitute: MACX233
  • STA2023 (GM) Elem Statistics-Business (3 Credits)
    • acceptable substitute: STAX023


Core Requirements (18 credits)

  • 18 semester hours are required A grade of "C" or better is required in all core courses. MAN4720 is taken in a student's last semester. FIN3403, MAN3025, & MAR3023 must be completed prior to taking MAN4720.
  • BUL3130 Legal Environment of Business (3 Credits)
  • FIN3403 Financial Management (3 Credits)
  • MAN3025 Administrative Management (3 Credits)
  • MAR3023 Principles of Marketing (3 Credits)
  • MAN3504 Operations Management (3 Credits)
  • MAN4720 Strategic Mgmt Business Policy (3 Credits)
    • You must pre-apply at www.unf.edu/coggin for MAN4720


Major Requirements (24 credits)

  • 24 semester hours are required. Grade of C or better is required in all major courses. All economics majors are required to have an approved international educational experience. Examples of approved experiences include the following * Successful completion of an internship abroad * Successful participation in a Coggin-sponsored study abroad program * Successful participation in a student exchange program abroad * Studying another language abroad (must apply for passport in 1st semester of program)
  • ECO3203 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
  • ECO3101 Intermediate Microeconomics (3 Credits)
  • ECO3421 Econometrics (3 Credits)
  • ECO3411 Business/Economic Statistics (3 Credits)
  • SELECT One Course
    • ECO 3704 International Trade or ECO 4713 International Monetary Systems
  • SELECT 3 Courses
    • (3000-4000) LEVEL ECO/ECP/ECS or GEO 3502 (Excluding ECO3701, ECP3703)


Required Business (3 credits)

3 semester hours are required. A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses in this area.
  • ISM4011 Intro Management Info Systems (3 Credits)
  • Business Electives (3 credits)
  • a grade of "C" or better is required in all courses in this area.
  • SELECT One course
    • 3000 - 4000 level with prefix: ACG/BUL/FIN/GEB/ISM/MAN/MAR/QMB/REE/RMI/TAX/TRA


Non-Business Requirements (6 credits)

6 Semester hours are required. A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses in this area. The Cultural Diversity course should be chosen from the list at: http://www.unf.edu/coggin/advising/cultural_diversity.aspx
  • SPC4064 Public Speaking Professionals (3 Credits)
  • If you took Public Speaking at the lower level (1000 -2000) You may substitute any upper level (3000-4000) elective for SPC4064.
  • AND one cultural diversity course

Experimental Courses

An international experience is required for all economics majors beginning Fall 2007 catalog year.
  • EXPERIENCE International

Free Electives (6 credits)

Select 6 hours from any 3000-4000 level courses 

Bachelor of Arts - Economics

The program of the Department of Economics and Geography 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 useful for those students who plan to enter public service or law, or who plan to go on to graduate study.

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

  • Please see an advisor for an OFFICIAL program of study. This program is pending evaluation of official transcripts.
  • You must complete prerequisites before registering for any course. Refer to the Course Catalog for details.
  • At least 6 semester hours of upper-level course work in economics must be taken at UNF.
  • A grade of "C" or better is required in all minor courses, including prerequisites.

Minor: Business Administration (30 credits)

This minor is available for all majors where allowed, except business majors. A grade of "C" or better is required for all minor courses. A minimum of 12 credits of upper-level course work must be taken at UNF as part of the minor.
  • Transient/concurrent enrollment at other institutions is not permitted.
  • MAC1105 College Algebra is a prereq to ACG2021
  • Prerequisites are strictly enforced.
    • PREREQS Business Administration
      • ACG 2021 Prin of Financial Accounting
      • ACG 2071 Prin of Managerial Accounting
      • CGS 1100 Computer Applications for Bus
      • ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics
      • ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics
      • STA 2023 G(M) Elem Statistics-Business
  • FIN3403 Financial Management (3 Credits)
  • MAN3025 Administrative Management (3 Credits)
  • SELECT 2 courses from list:
    • BUL 3130 Legal Environment of Business
    • MAN 3504 Production/Operations and Logistics
    • MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing 

Minor in Economics

A minor in Economics is available to non-business and business majors.

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

  • Please see an advisor for an OFFICIAL program of study. This program is pending evaluation of official transcripts.
  • You must complete prerequisites before registering for any course. Refer to the Course Catalog for details. 
  • At least 6 semester hours of upper-level course work in economics must be taken at UNF.
  • A grade of "C" or better is required in all minor courses, including prerequisites.


Minor: Economics (18 credits)

18 semester hours are required. Of the 12 hours required at the upper level at least 6 must be taken at UNF. Grade of "C" or better is required in all minor courses. This minor is available to all majors where allowed.
  • Transient/concurrent enrollment at other institutions is not permitted.
  • PREREQS Economics
    • ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics
    • ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO3101 Intermediate Microeconomics (3 Credits)
  • ECO3203 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
  • ECO3411 Business/Economic Statistics (3 Credits)
  • SELECT 1 course from list
    • ECO 3000-4000 level excluding ECO 3701
    • ECP 3000-4000 level excluding ECP 3703
    • ECS 3000-4000 level
    • GIS 3000-4000 level 

 

Minor in Geography


The Department of Economics and Geography has been named such since its creation when the university was founded in the early 1970s The geography courses offered provide and continue to provide geographic (spatial) education in a supportive way offering courses fulfilling required, or elective elements for other programs in related disciplines and colleges. In the Coggin College of Business, Geography courses support the BBA and BA in Economics; the BBA in International Business and the BBA Real Estate Track in the Department of Accounting and Finance. Geography courses support the International Studies program in COAS and one course counts toward the General Education Cultural Diversity requirement. In addition, Geography courses contribute to programs in the College of Education.

The importance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and in particular, Business GIS, has increased interest and demand for GIS and other geography courses in recent years. Spatial skills in Geography and GIS prepare students for a wide variety of occupations in government, business, planning, and education. Geography programs are offered at every other institution in Florida and the creation of a minor in Geography at UNF will fill a hole that has been in existence for many years.

The creation of the minor is a complement to the programs currently in place in the Coggin College of Business. Both the UNF Flagship initiatives in the college: International Business and Transportation and Logistics will benefit from the skills learned by students enrolled in economic geography courses and GIS courses. The newly formed Center for Economic and GIS Research in the Department of Economics and Geography will also benefit from students trained in Economic Geography and GIS.

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

  • Please see an advisor for an OFFICIAL program of study. This program is pending evaluation of official transcripts.
  • You must complete prerequisites before registering for any course. Refer to the Course Catalog for details.
  • At least 6 semester hours of upper-level course work in geography must be taken at UNF.
  • A grade of "C" or better is required in all minor courses, including prerequisites.

Minor: Geography (15 credits)

* Student must take a minimum of 12 hours of course work in Geography at UNF. * A grade of "C" or better is required in all minor courses, including any pre-requisites. * This minor is available to any UNF major (Where allowable - see your academic advisor)
  • GEO2200 Physical Geography (3 Credits)
  • GEO2420 CD- Cultural Geography (3 Credits)
  • GIS3043 Introduction to GIS (3 Credits)
  • CHOOSE one course
    • GEO3502 or GEO3553
  • SELECT one course
    • GEO3372, GEA3405, GIS4048, ANT4492, INR4603, GEO4956, ECO4956, ACG4956, FIN4956, MAN4956, MAR4956, TRA4956 or TAX4956 

Economics Advisory Council 

 

  Sarah Arteaga 
Regional Economic Info Network Director
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Justin D. Justin R. Damiano 
Govt. & Reg. Affairs
Comcast NBC Universal
Daniel G. Daniel R. Gilham 
Financial Advisor at Forbes, 
Thompson and Gilham Wealth Management Group 
Wells Fargo Advisors
Rich G.  

Rich Goeldner 
Executive Director
FairValue Advisors, LLC
John G. John Gol 
Chief Financial Officer
Borland-Groove Clinic
Julie O.  

Julie O’Meara 
Wealth Advisory Associate
Morgan Stanley
  Michael Plummer
President
IRE Capital Advisors, LLC 
Shane Wilson Shane Wilson 
Financial Advisor 
Merrill Lynch

Meet the Professors 


an - l   Lian An 
lian.an@unf.edu 
     
mina   Mina Baliamoune 
mbaliamo@unf.edu  
     
baynard - c   Christopher Baynard 
cbaynard@unf.edu
     
beal - m   Mary P Beal
m.beal@unf.edu 
     
bialka   Gerald Bialka 
gbialka@unf.edu 
     
chaterjee   Chiradip Chatterjee 
c.chatterjee@unf.edu 
     
cobb   Sharon Cobb
scobb@unf.edu 
     
wayne   Wayne Coleman 
wccolema@unf.edu
     
coppedge   Wayland Coppedge
wcoppedg@unf.edu
     
duggar   Jan Duggar 
n01024202@unf.edu 
 
     
gallo   Andres Gallo 
agallo@unf.edu 
     
lambert   James Lambert
jlambert@unf.edu 
     
loh2   Chung-Ping A Loh
cloh@unf.edu 
minster   Brandon Minster
brandon.minster@unf.edu 
     
mundy   John Mundy 
john.mundy@unf.edu 
     
nuilfer   Nilufer Ozdemir 
n.ozdemir@unf.edu 
     
slattery   John E. Slattery 
j.slattery@unf.edu 
     
stranahan   Harriet Stranahan 
hstanah@unf.edu 
     
triplett   Russell E. Triplett 
r.triplett@unf.edu 
     
woods   Luis Woods 
lwoods@unf.edu 
     
zavondy   Madeline Zavondy 
m.zavondy@unf.edu 

Contact

 

For more inforation on the Economics and Geography Program: 

 

loh2   Chung-Ping A. Loh
Department Chair and Professor of Economics
Coggin College of Business
Building 42, Room 3018
(904) 620-2640