Skip to Main Content

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.



  • Curriculum listed below is for the current academic year. Please see an advisor for an OFFICIAL program of study.
  • 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.
  • An approved transient application 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.

Please view the UNF course catalog for the most up-to-date program of study

Prerequisites (6 credits)

Requires grades of C or above.

  • ECO2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
  • ECO2023 Principles of Microeconomics (3 Credits)
  • or 2 courses with the ECO prefix


Major Requirements (15 credits)

  • ECO3421 Econometrics (3 Credits)
    • Prereq: ECO3411
  • ECO3101 Intermediate Microeconomics (3 Credits)
    • Prereq: ECO 2023
  • ECO3203 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
    • Prereq: ECO 2013 Coreq: ECO 3411
  • ECO3411 Business/Economic Statistics (3 Credits)


  • ECO 3704 International Trade
    • Prereq: ECO 2023
  • ECO 4713 International Monetary System
    • Prereq: ECO 3203


Major Electives (9 credits)

A grade of C or better is required in all economics courses.

SELECT 2 FROM: (3000/4000)


    or GEO 3502 Economic Geography (3 credits) ECO 3701 / ECP 3703 may not be used in the major


  • UNF study abroad courses approved by the department chair
  • Economics course (3000/4000) taken abroad
  • This requirement may be replaced with another 3 credit economics course (3000/4000 level) upon approval by the department chair in the case of extenuating circumstances.


Minor Required

A minor is required for this major.* (Credits will vary)


The minor must be selected from the list of approved minors, including those outside the college of the major.


See List of Minors in the Undergraduate Catalog. Minors are generally completed during the last 60 credit hours of your program. Your minor may require prerequisites, so choosing a minor early is beneficial. See your advisor to declare a minor.


*(Double majors are exempt from a minor.)

Foreign Language/Foreign Cultures

Foreign Language (8 CHs)/Foreign Culture Requirement (6 CHs): students are required to complete either

  1. the Foreign Language option or
  2. the Foreign Culture option, in either case with grades of C or higher.


  • Select one two-course sequence of Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Latin, or American Sign Language.
  • The first course in each of the two-course sequences is typically offered in the fall; the second course in each of the two-course sequences is typically offered in the spring.
  • To determine whether to enroll in the first or the second course of the two-course French or Spanish sequences, incoming students with prior experience in French or Spanish must take a placement exam. Students who place above the beginning level will satisfy the Foreign Language option by earning a "C" or better in the second French or second Spanish course into which they have placed.
  • Students who complete a 3000-level French or Spanish course with a "C" or above have demonstrated the mastery that is required in the two-course French or Spanish sequence and may request retroactive credit for the sequence. The retroactive credit will either be 3 or 6 credits, depending on their placement following the exam.
  • This policy applies to Chinese as well, placement being determined by the professor of the program.

FC Foreign Culture Option

  • Students who successfully completed 2 years of foreign language in high school have the option of taking 6 hours of foreign culture courses instead of 8 hours of college level foreign language.
  • Foreign cultures contain (FC) in the course title.
  • A complete list of foreign culture courses can be found in the Arts & Sciences Advising Office.


Free Electives (13 credits)

SELECT 13 HRS (3000/4000)

This degree requires a minimum of 120 total hours with 48 upper (3000/4000) level hours. Free electives may be courses in any discipline (provided the required prerequisites are met) and they are the hours needed to satisfy the total hour requirement. These hours may vary (consult your advisor about free elective hours needed to graduate).