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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 145. Board For Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals, And Geologists
Chapter 20. Professional Soil Scientists Regulations

18VAC145-20-91. Core course requirements.

A. At least 15 semester hours selected from the identified courses in this subsection or the equivalent are required for course work or a degree core to be considered a degree in a soil science curriculum or a related natural science degree.

Intro to Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences

Soil - Plant - Animal Interrelationships in Grasslands

Soil Evaluation

Aluminum Chemistry in the Soil System


Soil Physics or Physical Properties

Soils Lab

Soil Genesis/Classification

Man and Environment

Soil Fertility/Management

Soil Survey/Taxonomy

Soil Fertility/Management Lab

Soil Microbiology

Soil/Groundwater Pollution

Soil Resource Management

Soils for Waste Disposal

Soil Chemistry

Soil Microbiology Lab

Topics in Soil Genesis

Forest Soils/Hydrology

Soil Seminar

Clay Mineralogy

Special Studies (Soils Based)

Soil Interpretations

Field Studies (Soils Based)

Advanced Concepts in Soil Genesis

Soils and Land Use

Independent Studies (Soil Based)

Soil Physical and Colloidal Chemistry

Soil Biochemistry

Soil Geomorphology

Soil - Plant Relations

Soil Conservation

B. Applicants may petition the board to review the syllabus and other supporting documents of a course not listed in subsection A of this section for academic credit. The course must contain content that enhances applicants' knowledge in the study of soils. Applicants must demonstrate course equivalency in order to receive academic credit. Petitions to the board for such review must be made in writing.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 7, eff. January 16, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2015.

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