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Academic Policies & Procedures

All policies are subject to change.


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.

  • Admissions

    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 university's admissions policy with consideration of space and fiscal limitations)

    • Completion of 30 semester hours at an approved institution

    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.

  • Admission for Non-degree Seeking or Post Baccalaureate

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

    Non-Degree Seeking

    Post Baccalaureate

  • Academic Standing / Probation / 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 take coursework for one semester.
    • Second suspension: the student is not allowed to take coursework for two semesters.
    • Third suspension: the student is not allowed to take coursework for three semesters. 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 lower level prerequisite courses for the BBA degrees in the Coggin College of Business are prerequisites for many upper-level courses in the college. A grade of "C" or better is required in each of these prerequisite courses. Coggin recommends students complete all prerequisites before taking upper-level course work in the Coggin College of Business.
  • 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. Students who do not earn a grace of "C" or higher in a prerequisite will be dropped from the subsequent course.

    • Prerequisite= Taken before
    • Co-requisite= Taken at the same time
  • 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. 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. Please work with your 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 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 three 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)

    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.

  • Change of Major Policy
    Matriculated students desiring 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. Students should meet with an academic advisor to review required coursework. Academic advisors will submit the major change request.
  • 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. Students must first complete a "Waiver of College Policy" form for permission.  If permission is granted, students must complete the Transient Student Admission Application at FloridaShines  Students should meet with an academic advisor, and then follow instructions to complete the transient process. 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  at  FloridaShines . Students should meet with an academic advisor to determine eligibility and then follow  instructions  to complete the transient process. Approval through a waiver or  FloridaShines  application is required prior to taking the course at another institution. 

  • 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.

  • Policy on Academic Minors
    • Students pursuing the BBA degree are not required to choose a minor.
    • Student pursuing the BA degree in Economics must declare a minor; if choosing a minor in the College of Business, please choose from "Minors for Non-Business Majors". 
    • 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 major Academic Advisor.
  • 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.)
  • 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. 

    BBA 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).

  • Upper Level Hours required for Graduation

    BBA 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).

    BA students must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours and 48 upper level hours in addition to all program requirements.

  • 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.
  • Transfer of Credits Policy

    See an academic advisor about the limitations of transfer courses. 

    BBA students - Coggin College of Business may accept five 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.
    • A student’s transfer status and course work meets the Florida Board of Governors’ Articulation regulation.


    BA students -  Coggin College of Business may accept four upper-level business courses if:

    • 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. 
  • 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 courses
    • All major electives
    • All minor courses
    • For IB majors this includes regional studies and intermediate foreign languages
    • All substitutions for the above courses

    This excludes:

    • All pre-req/foundation classes
    • All cultural relevant
    • All Public Speaking and Professional Communication for Business

    Note: classes that may be in the 10 year window at start of degree may fall off degree evaluation as the 10 year window closes and the courses expire.