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2018-2019 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. In addition, the policies listed below apply to all undergraduate students in the Coggin College of Business. Individuals needing clarification of any of these policies, or an interpretation of how a policy might apply in a given situation, should contact the Academic Advising Office of the Coggin College of Business, located in building 10, room 1351, (904) 620-2575. 

Admissions Policy 

Transfer students may be admitted into the Coggin College of Business if they satisfy the following: (note: the conditions outlined below may be overridden by the universities admissions policy with consideration of space and fiscal limitations)

  •  Completion of 30 semester hours at an approved institution        
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Readmission Policy  

Students who have previously been on probation or suspension may be considered for readmission on probation. The Coggin College of Business carefully evaluates the students' academic records, may ask for additional documentation and makes 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

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Academic Standing (Probation and Suspension Policy)

Good Academic Standing  

Undergraduate students who possess 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. Transcripts will reflect probations. 

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. Transcripts will reflect suspensions.  

 Coggin College of Business Suspension Terms

  • First suspension: the student is not allowed to enroll in courses for one semester.
  • Second suspension: the student is not allowed to enroll in courses for two semesters.
  • Third suspension: the 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; admission is not guaranteed.

Lower-level Prerequisite Policy

The Coggin College of Business lower-level prerequisite courses are prerequisites for all upper-level courses in the college. A grade of “C” or better is required in all prerequisite courses. Students should complete all prerequisites before taking Coggin College of Business upper-level course work.

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Prerequisite/Co-requisite* Policy

Students enrolled in Coggin College of Business courses are responsible for assuring that 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 fully complied with this policy from the related courses. 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 = “Taken before”
  • * Co-requisite = “Taken at the same time”

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Directed Independent Study (DIS) Policy

Students desiring to enroll 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 individual undergraduate student is six semester hours. 

Policy on Use of International Academicc 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 Coggin Study Abroad 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 desire to enter the Coggin College of Business from another college, or those wishing to change majors within the college, must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.  However, there are other stipulations regarding the Change of Major Policy.  Please click here for additional information and meet with an academic advisor to review required coursework. If students fall within the stipulation of the policy, an academic advisor will submit the major change request.

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Concurrent Enrollment Policy

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. 

In general, students are not allowed to take courses at another institution in their final semester at UNF. 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.

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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 indicated 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 complete all prerequisites and major requirements for each major. Students must meet GPA requirements 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 Arts and Sciences) agrees that the student may seek the simultaneous degree in that college.

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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 BBA degree must have a minimum 2.0 GPA in both the UNF overall and UNF upper-level GPA. Students must have a 2.0 GPA in both the UNF overall and UNF upper level 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. (54 upper level hours are required for International Business majors).                                                                                               ^ 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's 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 of upper level-course work at UNF must be completed.  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 about the limitations of transfer courses. Coggin College of Business may accept two upper-level business courses if:

  • The course was taken at an AACSB accredited institution
  • A grade of "C" or higher was earned
  • The course is evaluated as equivalent to required UNF courses (student must furnish a course syllabus 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 may declare a maximum of two minors. 
  • Minors outside of the College of Business are permitted.
  • All minors MUST be officially declared with your Academic Advisor. 

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10–Year Rule

All upper-level business courses expire after 10 years and will need to be repeated if student does not graduate before they 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
  • For IB majors this includes regional studies and intermediate foreign languages
  • All substitutions for the above courses

This excludes:

  • All pre–requisite/foundation classes
  • All cultural diversity
  • All Public speaking  

(Note: Classes that may be in the 10-year window at start of the degree may fall off of the degree evaluation as the 10 year window closes and the 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 any policies and procedures not included on this page or discussed by your advisor.

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