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2023-2024 University Catalog
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Coggin College of Business Undergraduate Academic Policies

The Coggin College of Business adheres to all academic policies and regulations of the University. Individuals needing clarification of any of these policies, or an interpretation of how a policy might apply in a given situation, should contact the Coggin Academic Advising Office: building 1, suite 1901; (904) 620 2575;


Transfer students may be admitted into the Coggin College of Business if they satisfy admission criteria for the University.

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Students who have previously been on probation or suspension may be considered for readmission. The Coggin College of Business carefully evaluates the student's academic records, may ask for additional documentation, and will make the final decision on admission or denial. Conditions for readmission are monitored by the student's academic advisor.

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Admission from a Non-Degree or Special Student Status

More information about admission in these classifications can be found here:

Non-Degree Seeking

Post Baccalaureate

Academic Standing (Probation and Suspension)

Information regarding university policy on academic standing can be found here:

UNF: Academic Standing

Coggin College of Business Suspension Terms

  • First suspension: student is not allowed to enroll in courses for one semester.
  • Second suspension: student is not allowed to enroll in courses for two semesters.
  • Third suspension: student is not allowed to enroll in courses for at least three semesters (i.e., one full calendar year). A third suspension will result in breaking continuous enrollment. A student who breaks continuous enrollment must re-apply to the university for admission; readmission is not guaranteed.

Lower-level Prerequisite

The Coggin College of Business lower-level prerequisite courses are prerequisites for most upper-level courses in the college. A grade of "C" or better is required in all prerequisite courses.

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Students enrolled in Coggin College of Business courses are responsible for assuring they have satisfactorily met the requirements for all prerequisite/co-requisite courses. The student's professor, the department chairperson, or the Director of Academic Advising Services has the discretionary authority to remove any student who has not met the prerequisite/co-requisite requirement of a course. Fees will not be refunded if a student is removed from a course by one of the parties listed above if the removal is for lack of required prerequisites or co-requisites.

  • Prerequisite = to take before
  • Co-requisite = to take at the same time

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Directed Independent (DIS)

Students interested in a directed independent study must obtain appropriate approvals from the faculty member, department chairperson, and the Director of Academic Advising Services. Traditionally, the faculty member initiates a research project with a student. The student and the faculty member must complete a directed independent study form, which must detail the work to be completed and grading policy to be used. Students should work with their faculty member to complete the directed independent study form to ensure proper credit is awarded upon successful completion.

  • The maximum number of DIS hours allowed for an undergraduate student is six semester hours.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA.

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Use of International Academic Experiences in Undergraduate Degree Evaluations

The Coggin College of Business supports and encourages undergraduate students to study abroad. In all cases, students must obtain approval regarding anticipated academic credit earned prior to departure. The Coggin College of Business offers five types of programs:

  • Faculty-led study abroad
  • Four-week summer programs (via exchange partners) "Coggin In...."
  • Semester and academic year abroad (via exchange partners)
  • Semester internship abroad
  • Double degree programs (via exchange partners)

Note: Coggin undergraduate students can only apply TWO upper-level, faculty-led study abroad courses towards their program of study. This excludes the 4-week summer and semester programs. Also, Coggin undergraduate students can only use ONE faculty-led study abroad towards their "major" requirements. Please meet with staff in Coggin's Study Abroad Office and a Coggin academic advisors for specific information regarding study abroad opportunities.

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Acceptance of "D" Grades

Students must earn a "C" grade or better in all Coggin College of Business courses.

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Change of Major Policy

In general, matriculated students who want to change their major within Coggin or transition to Coggin from another college, must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. However, there are other stipulations regarding the Change of Major Policy. Please review the UNF Change of Major policy for additional information and meet with an academic advisor to review required coursework. If a student fall within the stipulation of the policy, an academic advisor will submit the major change request.

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Concurrent Enrollment Policy

In general, concurrent/transient enrollment in business courses at other institutions is not permitted for Coggin students. Business courses include lower-level business prerequisites and upper-level business courses required for the degree.

UNF native BBA or BA degree seeking students can request permission for concurrent/transient enrollment only when extenuating, documentable circumstances are present. The concurrent/transient approval is required prior to taking the course(s) at another institution.  UNF native students are students who first matriculate at UNF after high school graduation. 

Transfer students, dependent on their transfer status in accordance with the Florida Board of Governors, would either require permission for concurrent/transient enrollment through Coggin Advising and a "Waiver of College Policy", or the Transient Student Admission Application.

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Double Majors and Dual Degree Policies

Double Majors

Any UNF students working towards a single baccalaureate degree who satisfies all requirements for two majors within the Coggin College of Business will be awarded two diplomas and both majors will be reflected on the permanent record. Once the degree has been awarded, subsequent course work cannot be added to create a second degree for either major. In order to earn a double major, students must formally declare the double major and complete all prerequisites and major requirements for each major. Students must meet GPA requirement for each major and earn a minimum of 120 semester hours.

Dual Degrees

Students in the Coggin College of Business may pursue a dual degree as long as the second college (for example College of Arts and Sciences) agrees that the student may seek the simultaneous degree in that college. Students must formally declare a dual degree.

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Academic Minors

  • Students pursuing the BBA degree are not required to choose a minor
  • Students pursuing the BA degree are required to choose a minor
  • Minors outside of the College of Business are permitted
  • All minors MUST be officially declared with an Academic Advisor

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General Education and Foreign Language

All Coggin College of Business students are expected to complete all general education and foreign language requirements before reaching senior standing (90 semester hours).

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GPA Required for Graduation

Students graduating with a BA or BBA degree must have a minimum 2.0 GPA in both the UNF overall and upper-level program GPA. Students must have a 2.0 GPA in both the UNF overall and upper-level program GPA for approval to enroll in Business Policy (MAN 4720).

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Graduation with Less than 60 Upper-Level Hours

Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours and 60 upper-level hours in addition to all program requirements. International Business students are required to complete 54 upper-level hours in addition to all program requirements.

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Second Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration

To earn a post-baccalaureate Bachelor of Business Administration degree from UNF, students must complete a minimum of 30 additional hours of upper-level course work at UNF. This course work must be directly related to the new major and new degree.

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Transfer of Credits Policy

Residency Policy

To maintain compliance with AACSB accreditation standards and alignment with UNF Policy 2.0650P Graduation – First baccalaureate Degree Requirements, the Coggin College of Business maintains a residency policy that requires undergraduate students to take certain classes from the Coggin College and UNF. This policy has two components, which are listed below.

  1. Undergraduate business students must take their last 30 credit hours from the Coggin College.
  2. The courses which comprise those last 30 credit hours must include the student’s upper-level major courses, as well as their major’s capstone course, unless the student has already completed those courses in the Coggin College.
Transfer Course Policy
  1. UNF and the Coggin College comply with Florida State University System Board of Governors policy 8.007, which relates to articulation and transfer policies.
  2. To accept a transfer course from institutions which participate in the Florida Statewide Course Numbering system, the following requirements must be met.
    1. Use of the course in the student’s plan of study must not violate the Coggin College residency requirement listed above.
    2. The course must have the same prefix and course number as the UNF course.
    3. To be used as part of the student’s plan of study, the course must meet the same GPA requirements that are required for UNF courses.
    4. The course must have been taken within 10 years of the student’s expected graduation date.
  3. To accept a transfer course from institutions which do not participate in the Florida Statewide Course Numbering system, the following requirements must be met.
    1. Use of the course in the student’s plan of study must not violate the Coggin College residency requirement listed above.
    2. The course must have been taken at an AACSB accredited institution.
    3. The student must have earned a grade of “C” or higher.
    4. The course must be evaluated by UNF as being equivalent to a required UNF Course. The student must provide the course syllabus for evaluation, and if the syllabus is from an international institution, the syllabus must be translated into English.
    5. The Coggin College may accept a maximum of five upper-level business courses for transfer credit.
    6. The course must have been taken within 10 years of the student’s expected graduation date.

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10-Year Rule

All upper-level business courses expire after 10 years and must be repeated if the student does not graduate before courses expire. This policy applies both to courses taken at UNF and courses taken at other institutions.

This includes:

  • All core courses
  • All major course
  • All major electives
  • Regional Studies and Intermediate Foreign Languages courses (International Business majors)
  • All substitutions for the above courses

This excludes:

  • All prerequisite/foundation courses
  • All cultural diversity courses
  • All public speaking courses
  • All business communication courses

Note: Courses within the 10-year window at start of the degree may be removed from a student's Degree Evaluation as the 10 year window closes and courses expire.

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Additional Policies and Procedures

This catalog does not encompass all policies and procedures in the Coggin College of Business. Please contact an academic advisor for clarification or additional information. As a student, you are responsible for policies and procedures that may not be reflected on this page or discussed by your advisor.

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