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2020-2021 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 10, room 1351; (904) 620-2575; coggin.advising@unf.edu. 

Admissions Policy

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

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Readmission Policy

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 Policy)

Good Academic Standing  

Undergraduate students with a total institutional GPA of 2.0 or above. 

Academic Probation

An undergraduate student who fails to maintain good academic standing as stated above will be placed on academic probation and referred to an academic advisor. Academic probation is a warning. Student transcript will reflect academic probation. 

Academic Suspension and Dismissal

If the total institutional GPA falls below 2.0 at the end of a semester in which a student is on academic probation, then the student will be eligible for suspension. If suspended, the student will be dropped from any course for which he/she is currently registered and denied the opportunity to re-enroll until released from suspension by their respective College. Student transcripts will reflect suspensions.  

 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.
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Lower-level Prerequisite Policy

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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Prerequisite/Co-requisite* Policy

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 dismiss any student who has not met the prerequisite/co-requisite requirement of a course. Fees will not be refunded for dismissal from a course by one of the parties listed above if the dismissal 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 Study (DIS) Policy

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 done and grading policy to be used. Student 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. 

Policy on 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 courses  
  • 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 see the Global Engagement office and your 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, Coggin students are not allowed to take courses at another institution. This policy does include correspondence courses. If a student obtains permission to take a prerequisite course at another institution, permission to take the subsequent course will not be given until a final grade is provided. 

In documented extenuating circumstances when permitted, concurrent enrollment requires prior approval in advance of taking courses at another institution. Students must first submit a Waiver of College Policy for permission. If permission is granted, students must complete the Transient Student Admission Application. Visit Transient Courses or see your advisor for additional information. 

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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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General Education and Foreign Language Policy

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.^ Go to top

Second Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration

In order to earn a post-baccalaureate Bachelor of Business Administration degree from UNF, students who already hold a UNF bachelor degree in business must complete a minimum of 30 additional hours of upper-level course work at UNF. If the first degree is not a UNF business degree, then a minimum of 45 additional upper-level hours must be completed at UNF. This course work must be directly related to the new major and new degree.  

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Transfer of Credits Policy

See an academic advisor regarding the limitations of transfer courses. Coggin College of Business may accept up to five upper-level business courses if:

  • The courses were taken at an AACSB accredited institution
  • A grade of "C" or higher was earned
  • The courses are evaluated as equivalent to required UNF courses (student must provide course syllabi for evaluation).  International syllabi must be translated into English.  

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Policy on 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
  • Unless approved by  the college, students may declare no more than two minors 
  • Minors outside of the College of Business are permitted
  • All minors MUST be officially declared with an Academic Advisor 

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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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