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.

How do I make an advising appointment?

You can make an appointment by calling Danielle Dolan at 502-852-4155 or emailing her at .

What if there is a hold on my account?

Danielle 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.

Do you advise students interested in Geography?

Yes, please call A&S Advising at 502-852-4115 for an appointment. 

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?

  • Track in Meteorology
  • Track in Environmental Sciences
  • Track in Geospatial Technologies
  • Track in Human and Cultural Dynamics
  • Track in Urban Analytics

 We also offer a Certificate in Geospatial Technologies

Do you offer a certificate in GIS?


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.