• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Geography is both a social and a physical science that analyzes and explains the location of and interrelationships between human and physical features of the earth’s environment. Students in the Geography program at the University of Kentucky examine how and why features and their locations change over time, with particular interest in the many impacts of these changes on both people and natural settings. 
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Students in the Geography program at the University of Kentucky build solid academic foundations that draw from and interrelate areas of study from the social and behavioral sciences, humanities, computer science and graphic communication, and the natural sciences.


Geographers make valuable contributions to business, non-profits and government agencies, using skills in understanding social systems, improving the environment, and enhancing financial performance. 

In the private sector, geographers use skills related to spatial thinking, mapping, location analysis, logistics, database management or economic planning. In government agencies, geographers may focus on topics such as transportation, health, planning, development or GIS. 

Geographers in non-profit organizations may be involved in issues such as conservation, child welfare, development, health, education, culture and the arts, and historic preservation. 

Career opportunities:

  • International area specialist
  • Business site selection
  • Cartographer
  • GIS analyst
  • Environmental scientist
  • Geoscientist
  • Teacher
  • Environmental planner
  • Natural resource manager
  • Geographer
  • Geopolitical analyst
  • Hydrologist
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Land use planner/analyst

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Earth's Physical Environment
  • Human Geography
  • Orientation to Geography
  • Field Studies in Geography
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Senior Research Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Complete UK International Application for Undergraduate Admission or Common Application
  • Application processing fee (non-refundable)
  • Copy of passport
  • Official transcripts in English
  • Bank Statement 
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    30680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30680 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12360 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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