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Geography, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) , TN,
Our department offers B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in geography, and our faculty and students, including undergraduate students, conduct research in Tennessee, the southeastern United States, and across the globe.


The Department is a lively, talented, and congenial community devoted to nurturing students, serving their intellectual passions and vocational goals, and providing them the best learning environment possible—all while advancing the frontiers of geographic knowledge.

Students work alongside award-winning and renowned scholar-teachers who place great value on field work, international travel and scholarship, mapping and location analysis, the natural environment and sustainable development, state of the art technology and data analysis (quantitative and qualitative), community engagement, responsible planning, and social justice. Our faculty, students, and staff hail from a diversity of backgrounds, cultures and world regions, and we welcome prospective students from all walks of life and disciplines. After you check out the web page, consider visiting the Department at the Burchfiel Geography Building, built for us in 2000 and centrally located on campus.

Geography at the University of Tennessee offers students an opportunity to address a number of questions that revolve around understanding environmental, technological, and social change.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Weather, Climate, and Climate Change
  • Honors: Weather, Climate, and Climate Change
  • Landscapes and Environmental Change
  • World Geography
  • Human Geography: People and Places
  • Introduction to Cartography
  • Quantitative Methods in Geography
  • Proseminar in Geography
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Science
  • Introductory Remote Sensing of Environment
  • Spatial Databases and Data Management
  • Practicum in Cartography/Remote Sensing
  • Cultural Geography: Core Concepts
  • Economic Geography: Core Concepts
  • Geography of Human Rights
  • Population Geography
  • People and Environment
  • Geography of Folk Societies

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Admission Process:

  • Step 1: Complete and submit a freshman application for admission.
  • Step 2: Have your high school and/or college mail us official transcripts.
  • Step 3: Have your ACT and/or SAT test scores sent to UT by the testing services.
Admission requirements
  • Completion of core academic subjects
  • Core GPA
  • Standardized test scores
  • Other relevant factors
  • Certain college requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15695 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15695 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6485 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Knoxville

  • 885 - 1460 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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