Wis. Admin. Code Examining Board of Professional Geologists, Hydrologists and Soil Scientists § GHSS 4.04 - Education

Current through March 28, 2022

(1) In satisfaction of the education requirement under s. 470.04(4) (b), Stats., the professional soil scientist section shall accept a bachelor's degree in soil science, or a post baccalaureate degree reflecting that the applicant has completed at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of course credits in soil science of a variety and nature sufficient to constitute a major in soil science, 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 soil scientist section which shows that the degree is equivalent to a bachelor's degree in soil science or a bachelor's degree with a major in soil science meeting the requirements under sub. (1).
(3) In order to be considered a major in soil science, an applicant must have completed at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of course credits which include not less than 15 semester credits or 23 quarter credits in at least 3 of the following areas:
(a) Soil biology.
(b) Soil chemistry.
(c) Soil classification, morphology and mapping.
(d) Soil conservation and management.
(e) Soil fertility.
(f) Soil physics.
(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 include, but are not limited to, the following:
(a) Agronomy.
(b) Bacteriology.
(c) Botany.
(d) Engineering.
(e) Forestry.
(f) Geography.
(g) Geology.
(h) Horticulture.
(i) Hydrology.
(j) Meteorology.
(k) Plant pathology.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Examining Board of Professional Geologists, Hydrologists and Soil Scientists § GHSS 4.04
Cr. Register, December, 1999, No. 528, eff. 1-1-00.

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