Approved Courses for Soil Scientist Licensing

Approved Courses for Soil Scientist Licensing to Meet the Minimum 15 Hour Educational Requirement

NC State University
  • Any course offered by the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences [Online Courses]
  • A typical path through the Soil Science Online program:
    • SSC 200 Soil Science (3cr)
    • SSC 341 Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management (3cr)
    • SSC 470 Wetland Soils (3cr)
    • SSC 551 Soil Morphology, Genesis and Classification (3cr)
    • One more course from the following:
      • SSC 440 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Soil Science and Agriculture (3cr)
      • SSC 532 532 Soil Microbiology (3cr)
      • SSC 562 Environmental Applications Of Soil Science (3cr)
East Carolina University
  • Earth Surface Systems [GEOG 2250] (3 credits)
  • Soil Properties, Surveys, and Applications [GEOG 3220] (3 credits)
  • Hydrogeology and the Environment [GEOL 3500]
University of North Carolina – Charlotte
  • Applied Soil Science [GEOL 4410/5410/6800] (4 credits)
  • Soil Science [ESCI 4210/5210] (4 credits)
University of North Carolina – Wilmington
  • Geography 335 Geomorphology (4 credits, 3 Hrs. lecture, 2 Hrs. lab)
  • Geography 437 Soils in the Earth Sciences (3 credits, 2 Hrs. lecture, 3 Hrs. lab)