Advising

Welcome! Geography advising services are available to both approved and intended majors.

A&S Advising is available to help with any procedural questions, academic planning, transcript reviews, and other academic issues at the departmental level.

Students are also highly encouraged to meet with faculty members (faculty mentors) for specific questions about their courses, their research interests, graduate school advice, and for more information about the field of geography.  Remember, it is important to build relationships with faculty who have the same interest as you.

FAQ

How do I make an advising appointment?

You can make an appointment by calling Katrina Elliott at 502-852-5575 or e-mailing her at .

What if there is a hold on my account?

Katrina can only lift academic and career counseling holds after you attend an advising session.  If you have a hold through another department (bursar’s office, library, parking services), then you need to contact the corresponding office.

What do I need to bring to an advising appointment?

Bring any questions you may have. If you have made a tentative schedule or a flight plan, bring that as well.

Do you accept walk-ins?

Sorry, no.

Do you advise Geography minors?

Yes. Minors may also be advised by Katrina.

Do you advise students interested in Geography?

Yes, please call A&S Advising at 502-852-5575 for an appointment and she will be happy to discuss the department with you.

How do I apply to be a Geography major or minor?

Visit the A&S Apply for your Major/Minor.

What degree tracks are available in Geography?

The Department of Geography offers a Bachelors of Science in Applied Geography with four degree tracks: Environmental Analysis, Urban & Regional Analysis, Global & Area Studies, and Geographic Information Science.

Do you offer a certificate in GIS?

No.

What can I do with a Geography degree?

Visit the Association of American Geographers to see where geographers work and what geographers do.

Do you have any resources to help me find a job or internship?

There is a general List Serv with positions that have varied requirements (no degree, bachelors, etc.), are in locations throughout the US, and are in a variety of sub-fields, such as natural resource conservation, education, GIS, health, remote sensing, earth sciences, management, consulting, etc.

What about graduate school?

A few basic things you will need when applying to graduate school: a good GPA, letters of recommendations, and GRE scores.  Remember, each university has different admission standards and you should research them.

You should also speak with a faculty mentor who has similar research interest as yours as to which school would be right for you.  You can find a list of geography faculty here and their research interests by clicking on the faculty member’s name.