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Economics Program

The Economics program 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, not-for-profits, education, finance, economic consulting, and other business professions. Economics is particularly appropriate for those students who plan to enter public service or law, whether in the community or at other levels, or who plan to go on to graduate study. (What is economics? By American Economic Association

To accommodate students who are interested in different career paths, both BA and BBA degrees in Economics are offered in the Coggin College of Business. The BBA program requires core courses in business, and is intended for students who are considering a business career. The BA program leaves more flexibility for students to add a major or minor from other disciplines (e.g. Psychology, Communication, History, Political Science, Sociology, Statistics).

Typical Careers

  • Economic Analyst
  • Economic Consultant
  • Economist
  • Environmental Economist
  • Financial Economist
  • Foreign Trade Analyst
  • Forensic Economist
  • Labor Economist
  • Land Use Economist
  • Research Analyst
  • Risk Analyst
  • Tax Economist

Employers/Work Settings

  • Banks/Financial Institutions
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Commerce Departments
  • Consulting Firms
  • Corporations
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Economic Policy Institute
  • Environmental Associations
  • Federal Reserve Board
  • Government Agencies
  • Insurance Companies
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Investment Firms
  • Research Firms
  • Trade Associations
  • World Bank
  • World Trade Organization


Key Courses


Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Business and Economic Statistics, Econometrics, International Trade/International Monetary System


Monetary Economics, Game Theory, Public Finance, Labor Economics, Environmental Economics, Economic Development, Urban Economics, Government and Business, Economic Geography, Advanced Topics in Econometrics, Study Abroad in Economics

Honors in Economics

Motivated students may pursue Honors in Economics. Students seeking Honors in Economics must complete DIS Honors in Economics Research and DIS Honors in Economics Thesis.

Omicron Delta Epsilon (ΟΔΕ) - International Economics Honor Society

Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world's largest academic honor societies. UNF Chapter was chartered in 1985. Students with outstanding achievements in economics will be honored with an invitation to join the chapter and an induction banquet cohosted by the Jacksonville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Economics Society

The purpose of the Economics Society at UNF is to further UNF students' interests about the field of economics. Through professional speakers, events and open forums, the Economics Society seeks to enhance the understanding of the nature and structure of local, national and global economy, and strengthen the economic way of thinking. The Economics Society is open to all UNF students and is a great way to get involved on campus and within the community.