Wis. Admin. Code Examining Board of Professional Geologists, Hydrologists and Soil Scientists § GHSS 2.05 - Education

Current through March 28, 2022

(1) In satisfaction of the education requirement under s. 470.04(2) (b), Stats., the professional geologist section shall accept a bachelor degree in geology, or a degree reflecting that the applicant has completed at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of course credits in geology of a variety and nature sufficient to constitute a major in geology, granted by a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency approved by the state board of education in the state in which the college or university is located, or accredited by a Canadian accrediting agency satisfactory to the board.
(2) If the degree is from an educational institution not meeting the requirements of sub. (1), the applicant must provide an official evaluation by a transcript evaluation service acceptable to the professional geologist section which shows that the degree is equivalent to a bachelor degree in geology or a bachelor degree with a major in geology meeting the requirements under sub. (1).
(3) In order to be considered a major in geology, an applicant must have completed at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of course credits which include credits in at least 4 of the following areas:
(a) Geochemistry or geophysics.
(b) Geologic field methods.
(c) Glacial geology or geomorphology.
(d) Hydrogeology or hydrology.
(e) Mineralogy.
(f) Petrology or petrography.
(g) Stratigraphy or sedimentology.
(h) Structural geology.
(4) In addition to the coursework required under sub. (3), other coursework that may be used to satisfy the 30 semester hour or 45 quarter hour requirement includes, but is not limited to, the following:
(a) Engineering geology.
(b) Historical geology.
(c) Mining geology.
(d) Paleontology.
(e) Petroleum geology.
(f) Physical geology.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Examining Board of Professional Geologists, Hydrologists and Soil Scientists § GHSS 2.05
Cr. Register, December, 1999, No. 528, eff. 1-1-00.

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