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COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS
The University of Kentucky is committed to a policy of providing educational opportunities to all qualified students regardless of economic or social
status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital
status, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. Compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex
discrimination, and with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is coordinated by the Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity, 13 Main
Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0032, (859) 257-8927.
Efforts to comply with the laws and regulations applicable to people with disabilities are also coordinated by the Office of Institutional Equity and
Equal Opportunity, as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Questions concerning compliance with regulations may be directed to UK’s Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity, or to the Director
of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C.
Qualified students with disabilities should contact the associate dean and director of the Disability Resource Center at (859) 257-2754 to request
reasonable accommodation.
The University is in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989.
Questions may be directed to the Vice President for Student Affairs or the Office of the Associate Vice President for Human Resources.
Questions about admission to the University should be directed to the appropriate admissions office.

OAK RIDGE ASSOCIATED UNIVERSITIES (ORAU)
Since 1946, students and faculty of the University of Kentucky have benefited from its membership in Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).
ORAU is a consortium of 98 colleges and universities and a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
ORAU works with its member institutions to help their students and faculty gain access to federal research facilities throughout the country; to keep
its members informed about opportunities for fellowship, scholarship, and research appointments; and to organize research alliances among its members.
Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), the DOE facility that ORAU operates, undergraduates, graduates, postgraduates,
as well as faculty enjoy access to a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Students can participate in programs covering a wide variety
of disciplines including business, earth sciences, epidemiology, engineering, physics, geological sciences, pharmacology, ocean sciences, biomedical
sciences, nuclear chemistry, and mathematics. Appointment and program length range from one month to four years. Many of these programs are
especially designed to increase the numbers of underrepresented minority students pursuing degrees in science- and engineering-related disciplines.
A comprehensive listing of these programs and other opportunities, their disciplines, and details on locations and benefits can be found in the ORISE
Catalog of Education and Training Programs, which is available at www.orau.gov/orise/educ.htm, or by calling either of the contacts below.
ORAU’s Office of Partnership Development seeks opportunities for partnerships and alliances among ORAU’s members, private industry, and major
federal facilities. Activities include faculty development programs, such as the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards, the Visiting
Industrial Scholars Program, consortium research funding initiatives, faculty research and support programs as well as services to chief research officers.
For more information about ORAU and its programs, contact:
Chuck Staben
Associate Vice President for Research
ORAU Councilor for University of Kentucky

Monnie E. Champion
ORAU Corporate Secretary (865-576-3306); or
Visit the ORAU Home Page at: www.orau.org

The University of Kentucky is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097:
Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award undergraduate, graduate, and professional
degrees.

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2008 - 2009
BULLETIN
STATEMENT OF VISION, MISSION AND VALUES
Adopted by the University Board of Trustees
October 10, 2006

VISION
The University of Kentucky will be one of the nation’s 20 best public research universities, an institution recognized world-wide for
excellence in teaching, research, and service and a catalyst for intellectual, social, cultural, and economic development.

MISSION
The University of Kentucky is a public, research-extensive, land grant university dedicated to improving people’s lives through
excellence in teaching, research, health care, cultural enrichment, and economic development.
The University of Kentucky:
• Facilitates learning, informed by scholarship and research.
• Expands knowledge through research, scholarship and creative activity.
• Serves a global community by disseminating, sharing and applying knowledge.
The University, as the flagship institution, plays a critical leadership role for the Commonwealth by contributing to the economic
development and quality of life within Kentucky’s borders and beyond. The University nurtures a diverse community characterized by
fairness and equal opportunity.

VALUES
The values of the University guide its decisions and the behavior of its community. Its core values are:
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Integrity
Academic excellence and academic freedom
Mutual respect and human dignity
Embracing diversity
Personal and institutional responsibility and accountability
Shared governance
A sense of community
Sensitivity to work-life concerns
Civic responsibility
Service to society

An Equal Opportunity University

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Policies
NOTIFICATION OF RIGHTS UNDER FERPA FOR POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTIONS
www.uky.edu/Registrar/ferpa.html
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are:
(1) The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access. Students should
submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, written requests that identify the record(s) they wish
to inspect. The University official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
If the records are not maintained by the University official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct
official to whom the request should be addressed.
(2) The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate. Students may ask the University to
amend a record that they believe is inaccurate. They should write the University official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the
record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate. If the University decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the University
will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information
regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
(3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA
authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational
interests. A school official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including
law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the University has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection
agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting
another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record
in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
Upon request, the University discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. [Note:
FERPA requires an institution to make a reasonable attempt to notify the student of the records request unless the institution states in its annual notification
that it intends to forward records on request.]
(4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University of Kentucky to comply with the requirements
of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland
Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C., 20202-4605.
The University may release information without the student’s consent where the information is classified as “Directory information.” The following categories
of information have been designated by the University as directory information: name, address, telephone listing, e-mail address, place of birth, major
field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees
and awards received, full-time/part-time status*, and the most recent previous educational institution attended by the student.
Direct questions concerning this law and the University’s policy concerning release of academic information to the Student Records Office, (859) 2577157. Students who do not wish such information released without their consent should notify the Student Records Office in writing. For complete
information on (1) adding and removing a privacy flag to prevent the release of directory information; (2) the definition of education records; (3) the
types of directory information that may be made available without the student’s consent; and (4) the annual FERPA notification deadline for prevention
of release of directory information, please visit: www.uky.edu/Registrar/ferpa.htm.
*For a description of full-time and part-time status, see Notes 1 and 2 under “Tuition and Fees” on page 25.

ANNUAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Student Right-to-Know Act (P.L. 101-542)
University of Kentucky
2008-2009
Section 103 of the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-542) as amended by the Higher Education Technical
Amendments of 1991 (Public Law 102-26) requires public disclosure of relevant graduation rate information for students enrolled in colleges and
universities receiving federal financial assistance annually beginning July 1, 1993. The following statement is the University of Kentucky’s official
disclosure statement in accordance with the requirements of P.L. 101-542 Section 103 for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Graduation Rate of Entering Freshmen
The graduation rate for all students entering the University of Kentucky as first-time freshmen during the 2001-2002 academic year* was 61.2 percent.
This graduation rate represents the percentage of students entering the University of Kentucky as first-time (i.e., new) full-time degree-seeking freshmen
during the 2001 Summer and Fall terms who subsequently were awarded baccalaureate degrees by the University of Kentucky within six calendar years
(i.e., through August 2007). This rate was calculated under definitions and procedures established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA),
and reported to the NCAA on the University’s 2007 Graduation Rate Disclosure Form in March 2008.
Final regulations and guidelines for the calculation, reporting, and disclosure of graduation rate information required under the Student Right-to-Know Act
have not yet been issued by the Department of Education. Definitions of the entering student cohort in the Department of Education’s proposed regulations
(Federal Register, July 10, 1992) and the NCAA Graduation Rate Disclosure Form differ slightly. However, the University has determined that the graduation
rate information in the annual NCAA report is substantially comparable to the information required under the Student Right-to-Know Act, and is reporting
that information at this time pending release of final federal regulations.
March 2008
* The information to be disclosed by July 1 of each year is “the graduation rate for the most recent cohort of entering students that all have had an opportunity to complete or
graduate from their respective programs” in the specified completion period (which for the University of Kentucky is six years). The most recent entering cohort meeting this
requirement is the 2001-2002 freshman class.

* Table of Contents
GENERAL INFORMATION
Official Academic Calendar .............................................................................................................................................................................. 4
The University ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
UK’s Distinguished Alumni ........................................................................................................................................................................... 12
Undergraduate Admission .............................................................................................................................................................................. 13
Fees ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 20
Student Financial Aid, Awards and Benefits ................................................................................................................................................. 26
Living Accommodations ................................................................................................................................................................................. 33
Cultural Opportunities ................................................................................................................................................................................... 39
Libraries .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 41
Student Services and Activities ...................................................................................................................................................................... 42
Academic Advising ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 51
Special Academic Programs ............................................................................................................................................................................ 54
Academic Requirements ................................................................................................................................................................................. 64
Graduation Requirements ............................................................................................................................................................................... 75
Interdisciplinary Programs ............................................................................................................................................................................. 77
The University Studies Program .................................................................................................................................................................... 80

THE COLLEGES AND THEIR PROGRAMS
Agriculture and School of Human Environmental Sciences ................................................................................................................. 85
Arts and Sciences ................................................................................................................................................................................ 103
Business and Economics ..................................................................................................................................................................... 151
Communications and Information Studies ......................................................................................................................................... 156
Dentistry ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 162
Design .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 163
Education ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 170
Engineering .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 193
Fine Arts ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 208
Gaines Center for the Humanities ...................................................................................................................................................... 217
The Graduate School .......................................................................................................................................................................... 218
Health Sciences ................................................................................................................................................................................... 221
Honors Program .................................................................................................................................................................................. 227
Law ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 228
Medicine ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 230
Nursing ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 231
Pharmacy ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 236
Public Health ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 239
Social Work ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 240
Additional Learning Opportunities .................................................................................................................................................... 243
Course Numbering System ........................................................................................................................................................................... 245

THE UNIVERSITY
University Faculty ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 246
Administration .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 275
University as a Drug-Free Institution .......................................................................................................................................................... 276
Policy on Residency ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 280
Index .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 283

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2008-2009 University Calendar

2008-2009 University Calendar
Check the Schedule of Classes for any calendar changes that may have
been approved after the publication of this Bulletin.

2008 Fall Semester
February 1 - Friday – Deadline for International, Health Sciences,
Dietetics, Interior Design, and Nursing applications to be submitted to
The Graduate School for the 2008 Fall Semester
February 1 - Friday – Deadline for international applications to be
submitted to the Graduate School for the 2008 fall semester
February 1 - Friday – Deadline for submission of all application
materials, College of Medicine, for the 2008 Fall Semester
February 1 - Friday – Deadline for submission of all application
materials for the School of Interior Design
February 15 - Friday – Priority deadline for freshman applicants
seeking admission to the Fall Semester
February 15 - Friday – Priority filing deadline for the 2008-2009
academic year for financial aid for entering freshmen
March 1 - Saturday – Deadline for all applicants to the School of
Architecture (College of Design)
March 24 - April 15 - Monday through Tuesday – Priority Registration for Fall 2008
April 1 - Tuesday – Priority filing deadline for the 2008-2009
academic year for financial aid for continuing and transfer students
April 1 - Tuesday – Deadline for NAAB Architecture transfer
applicants
April 15 - Tuesday – Deadline for applying with college deans for
reinstatement after a second academic suspension for the 2008 Fall
Semester
April 19 - June 12 - Saturday through Thursday – Add/Drop for
registered students
May 15 - Thursday – Deadline for students to schedule an appointment for reinstatement in all colleges for the 2008 Fall semester
May 15 - Thursday – Deadline for undergraduate international
applicants to submit 2008 Fall Semester application
June 15 - Sunday – Earliest date to submit application for regular and
Early Decision Program admission, College of Medicine, for the 2009
Fall Semester
June 15 - Sunday – Deadline for international applications to be
submitted to the Graduate School for the 2009 spring semester
June 16 - July 17 – Summer Advising Conferences for new freshmen,
transfer students, and readmitted students enrolling for the 2008 Fall
Semester
July 25 - Friday – Deadline for applying for admission to a program
in The Graduate School for the 2008 Fall Semester. Applications for
readmission, post-baccalaureate status, and visiting student status will
be accepted after the deadline.
July 18 - August 23 - Friday through Saturday – Add/Drop for
registered students
August 1 - Friday – Final deadline for submission of all required
documents to the Office of Admissions for undergraduate admission, for
the 2008 Fall Semester, excluding freshmen who will be considered on
a space-available basis
August 1 - Friday – Deadline for application for Early Decision
Program, College of Medicine, for the 2009 Fall Semester
August 6 - Wednesday – Last day for students in the Employee
Educational Program registered through August 6 to submit EEP form
to Human Resource Services to confirm 2008 Fall Semester registration
and tuition waiver
August 13 - Wednesday – Deadline for applying to The Graduate
School for readmission, post-baccalaureate status, and visiting student
status for the 2008 Fall Semester

August 19 - 25 - Tuesday through Monday – Fall registration for
students who entered the University in either the 2008 Four-Week
Intersession or Eight-Week Summer Session
August 19 - 25 - Tuesday through Monday – Registration for new
program graduate students
August 21 - 25 - Thursday through Monday – Fall registration for new
post-baccalaureate students admitted for the First Summer Session,
Second Summer Session or Fall Semester
August 22 - Friday – Advising Conference and Registration for new
international students
August 22 - Friday – Payment deadline of registration fees and/or
housing and dining fees – if total amount due is not paid as indicated on
the account statement, a late payment fee of 1.25% of the amount past
due will be assessed
August 23 - 26 - Saturday through Tuesday – KY Welcome for all new
undergraduate students
August 25 - Monday – Advising Conference and Registration for new
freshmen and transfer students including registration for Evening and
Weekend
August 25 - 26 - Monday and Tuesday – Opening-of-term add/drop
for registered students
August 26 - Tuesday – Advising Conference and Registration for
readmission and non-degree students including Evening and Weekend
August 26 - Tuesday – Last day a student may officially drop a course
or cancel registration with the University Registrar for a full refund of
fees
August 27 - Wednesday – First day of classes
August 27 - September 3 - Wednesday through Wednesday – Late
registration for returning students who did not priority register and new
applicants cleared late for admission. A late fee is assessed students who
register during this time period.
September 1 - Monday – Labor Day – Academic Holiday
September 3 - Wednesday – Last day to add a class for the 2008 Fall
Semester
September 3 - Wednesday – Last day to officially withdraw from the
University or reduce course load and receive an 80 percent refund
September 3 - Wednesday – Last day for students in the Employee
Educational Program who registered and/or changed schedules after
August 6 to submit EEP form to Human Resource Services to confirm
2008 Fall Semester registration and tuition waiver
September 17 - Wednesday – Last day to drop a course without it
appearing on the student’s transcript
September 17 - Wednesday – Last day to change grading option (pass/
fail to letter grade or letter grade to pass/fail; credit to audit or audit to
credit)
September 24 - Wednesday – Last day to officially withdraw from
the University or reduce course load and receive a 50 percent refund
September 25 - Thursday – Last day for filing an application for a
December degree in college dean’s office
September 25 - Thursday – Deadline for submission of application
and all required documents to the Office of Undergraduate Admission
and University Registrar for change of residency status for 2008 Fall
Semester
October 6 - November 26 - Monday through Wednesday – Students
are prohibited from changing academic majors
October 9 - Thursday – Last day for doctoral candidates for a
December degree to submit a Notification of Intent to schedule a final
examination in The Graduate School

* 2008-2009 University Calendar
October 15 - Wednesday – Deadline for submission of application and
all required documents to the Office of Admissions for undergraduate
applicants planning to attend November Advising Conference (including registration for spring classes)
October 20 - Monday – Midterm of 2008 Fall Semester
November 3 - 25 - Monday through Tuesday – Priority registration
for the 2009 Spring Semester
November 3 - Monday – Deadline for completed AMCAS application, College of Medicine, for the 2009 Fall Semester
November 4 - Tuesday – President Election Day
November 7 - Friday – Last day to withdraw from the University or
reduce course load. Students can withdraw or reduce course load after
this date only for “urgent non-academic reasons.
November 20 - Thursday – Last day for candidates for a December
degree to schedule a final examination in The Graduate School
November 21 - Friday – 2009 Spring Semester Advising Conference
for new and readmitted undergraduate students
November 26 - 29 - Wednesday through Saturday – Thanksgiving –
Academic Holidays
November 30 - Sunday – Last day for filing an application for a May
undergraduate degree in college dean’s office
December 1 - Monday – Application deadline for undergraduate
admission to the Spring 2009 term
December 1 - Monday – Deadline for submission of application and
receipt of all materials for admission, readmission or transfer to the
College of Law for the 2009 Spring Semester
December 3 - 22 - Wednesday through Monday – Add/Drop for
registered students for the 2009 Spring Semester
December 4 - Thursday – Last day for candidates for a December
graduate degree to sit for a final examination
December 8 - Monday – Deadline for applying for admission to a
program in The Graduate School for the 2009 Spring Semester. Applications for readmission, post-baccalaureate status, and visiting student
status will be accepted after the deadline.
December 10 - Wednesday – Last day for students in the Employee
Educational Program registered through December 10 to submit EEP
form to Human Resource Services to confirm 2009 Spring Semester
registration and tuition waiver
December 12 - Friday – Last day of classes
December 15 - 19 - Monday through Friday – Final Examinations
December 17 - Wednesday