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Transfer Guidelines for the Bachelor of Science Computer Science

Information about Transcript Evaluation

A transcript evaluation is completed once official transcripts from all previously attended institutions have been received by WGU. Please note that transcripts must be sent to WGU directly from the issuing institution to be considered official. WGU does not perform unofficial evaluations or accept unofficial transcripts. The guidelines below will provide a good indication of the expected transfer credit. Official transcript evaluations will occur in the month prior to your start. Transcripts are processed in the order they are received. Please contact your Enrollment Counselor if it has been more than 15 business days since your transcripts have been received and you have not received an evaluation. Transfer credit will not be awarded for transcripts received after your first term start date. Transfer credit awarded for Business, Information Technology, or Health Professions College programs may not apply if a program change is made to the WGU Teacher’s College. 

COURSES ACCEPTED FOR TRANSFER CREDIT: 

  • Must be college level from an Institutional Accreditor (as listed by the U.S. Department of Education). For a list of USDE Institutional Accreditor agencies, see: Click here for a list of USDE Institutional Accreditor agencies. 
  • Must have been awarded a grade of C- or better. 
  • May not be used to fulfill more than one course of study. 
  • Must meet the competency unit and content equivalency requirements. 
  • Courses in Information Technology and certifications must be completed within five years of the start date or determined valid by certifying vendor, whichever is less.

COURSES SATISFIED BY AN ASSOCIATE OR BACHELOR’S DEGREE:

  • Where transfer credit does not apply, courses may receive a Requirement Satisfied (RS). 
  • Courses that receive a Requirement Satisfied can be fulfilled by an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Science from a Regionally or Nationally accredited institution. (Accrediting agency recognized by The U.S. Department of Education) 
  • In certain cases, the degree must be in a specific field of study. 
  • Requirement Satisfied by degree does not apply to all courses or programs at WGU. A change in majors at WGU may result in the removal of credit.
  • Degrees in Information Technology must be awarded within five years of the start date. 

​PRE-REQUISITE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE PROGRAM

  • Possess a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Demonstrate Math readiness by completing:
    • An Associate's degree in Computer Science, Pre-Engineering, or Math or an Associate's Degree from an ABET-accredited program or equivalent (A.S. or A.A.S acceptable); OR
    • A completed high school diploma showing STEM or Advanced Placement courses with high school pre-Calculus or Calculus completed in the last three years: OR
    • Successful completion of a College Pre-Calculus or Calculus in the last five years. 



​CERTIFICATIONS ACCEPTED TO SATISFY REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Must be the exact exam or certification as indicated in the below guidelines. 
  • Must have been taken within the last five years or have verified continuing education requirements.

 

Important: The courses listed below are eligible for transfer credit; refer to your program guide for a complete listing of program requirements. 

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General Education

Courses Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

The group below maybe satisfied by an Associate or Bachelor's degree unless otherwise stated in the transfer requirement.  

  
  
  
  
Transfer Requirement(s)
collapse Group : Communication ‎(3)
Written CompositionC455English Composition I3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in english composition. Excluding business writing and technical writing.

Communication ApplicationsC768Technical Communication3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in technical communication.

Communication ApplicationsC464Introduction to Communication3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in speech or communications.

collapse Group : History and Humanities ‎(3)
Ideals & EthicsC961Ethics in Technology 3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in ethical issues regarding technology. 

Ideals & EthicsC100Introduction to Humanities3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in the humanities (ie. literature, visual and performing arts, music, theatre, philosophy, ethics or religious studies).  Cannot be satisfied by degree. 

History and GovernmentC963American Politics and the US Constitution 3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in the U.S. government and the U.S. Constitution.

collapse Group : Mathematics ‎(3)
Quantitative ReasoningC958Calculus I4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in calculus I or higher. This course must be taken within the past 5 years. Cannot be satisfied by degree. 

Quantitative ReasoningC959Discrete Mathematics I4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in discrete math.  Cannot be satisfied by degree. 

Statistical ReasoningC955Applied Probability and Statistics 3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in statistics.

collapse Group : Sciences ‎(3)
Life ScienceC683Natural Science Lab2

One course, equivalent to 2 units, in a natural science (chemistry, geology, physics, astronomy, biology) with lab component.

Physical SciencesC255Introduction to Geography3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in geography. This requirement can also be satisfied by one course equivalent to 3 units, in the behavioral or social sciences (history, anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics or political science).

Physical SciencesC165Integrated Physical Sciences3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in physical science (chemistry, geology, physics, astronomy).

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Lower Division Core

Courses Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

The group below maybe satisfied by an Associate or Bachelor's degree unless otherwise stated in the transfer requirement. 

  
  
  
  
Transfer Requirement(s)
C182Introduction to IT4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in introduction to IT. Course can be satisfied by an associate or bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. This course must have been taken with the past 5 years to be considered for transfer.

C175Data Management - Foundations3

One database course or one of the following certifications: CIW Database Specialist/ Database Design Specialist (1D0-441 or 1D0-541) or certification in one of the following areas: MCDBA, 70-461 Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014, MCSA: SQL Server 2012, MCSE:Data Platform, MCSE:Business Intelligence, MCSE: SQL Server 2012, MCITP: Bus Intell Dev, MCITP: Database Dev, MCSA: Database, MTA: Database Fundamentals (98-364), IBM Certified Database Associate, IBM Certified Application Developer. Can be satisfied by an Associate degree or higher in IT. 

C172Network and Security - Foundations3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, network or one of the following certifications: CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+,MCSE (2012), MCSA (2012/2016), MCSA Server (2012/2016), MCITP Ent Admin, MCITP Serv Admin, MTA: Networking Fund (98-366), CCENT, CCDA, CCIE, CCNA, CCNA Voice, Wireless, Security, CCDP, CCIP, CCNP, CCNP Security, SCNA, SCSA Sun Cluster 3.2, Oracle Linux Administrator. C172 can be satisfied by an associate degree or higher in IT.



C173Scripting and Programming - Foundations3

One course in Software Development: Introduction to Algorithms or one of the following certifications: Sun for the Java Platform, Standard Edition 6 (CX-310-065) or Edition 5 (CX-310-055) or Edition 1.4 (CX-310-035), Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 7 Programmer I and Programmer II (exam: 1Z0-803 and 1Z0-804), Microsoft MTA: Software Development Fundamentals (98- 361), Sun Certified Business Component Developer (SCBCD), Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services (SCDJWS), Sun Certified Developer (SCJD), Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer (SCMAD), Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD), Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA). Can be satisfied by an Associate degree or higher in IT.

C779Web Development Foundations3

One course in Web Programming or one of the following certifications: CIW Site Designer/Web Design Specialist (CIW 1DO-520 or 1DO-420), CIW Web Foundations Associate (CIW 1DO-610), CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist (CIW 1DO-620), Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (MCDS 70-480 HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals (MTA 98-375). Can be satisfied by an Associate degree or higher in Information Technology.

C846Business of IT - Applications4

Can be satisfied by a Business of IT Applications course, equivalent to 4 units, or can be satisfied by an ITIL Foundations certification. Can be satisfied by an Associate degree or higher in Information Technology.

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Courses in the Major

Courses Satisfied by Transfer Credit

The group below cannot be satisfied by a degree unless otherwise stated in the transfer requirement. 

  
  
  
  
Transfer Requirement(s)
C170Data Management - Applications4

A second Database Course or one of the following Certifications: CIW Database Specialist/ Database Design Specialist (1D0-441 or 1D0- 541), MCDBA, 70-461 Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014, MCSE:Data Platform, MCSE:Business Intelligence, MCITP: Bus Intell Dev, IBM Certified Database Associate, IBM Certified Application Developer, or IBM Certified Advanced Database Administrator.

C176Business of IT - Project Management4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in project management or one of the following certifications: CompTIA Project+, PMP, CAPM, MCTS: Enterprise Project Management (70-633) or MCITP: Enterprise Project Management.

C482Software I6

A third course, equivalent to 6 units, in programming or one of the following certifications: Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 6 Programmer/Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP), Oracle Certified Associate (OCA, Java (SE 7 or 8) Programmer, MCPD Windows, MCPD Enterprise, MCPD .NET Framework 2.0 Distributed Applications, MCAD, or MCSD for Microsoft.NET.

C195Software II6

Oracle Certified Professional Java (SE 7 or 8) Programmer.

C836Fundamentals of Information Security3

​One course in Introduction to (Computer or Network or IT) (Security or Cybersecurity). have been taken with the past 5 years. The following certifications can also be applied to this course: EC-Council ECSS, CompTIA CSA+, CompTIA CASP, CCNA Security, ISACA CISM, ISACA CISA, ISACA CGEIT, ISC2 CISSP, EC-Council CCISO, GIAC GSEC, GIAC GISF. Course can be satisfied by an associates or bachelor's degree in (Computer or Network or IT) (Security or Cybersecurity). 

C857Software Quality Assurance3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in software quality assurance or software testing.

C867Scripting and Programming - Applications4

One course in Software Development: Object Oriented Development or one of the following certifications: Sun for the Java Platform, CX-310-065 or CX-310-055 or CX-310-035, Oracle Certified Associate (OCA, Java SE 7 Programmer (Programmer I exam: 1Z0-803 Sun Certification SCBCD, SCJDJWS, SCJD, SCMAD, SCWCD, SCEA, Oracle Certified Java Associate, Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 6 Programmer/Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP).

C188Software Engineering4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in software engineering.

C191Operating Systems for Programmers3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in operating systems for programmers/engineers or one course in advanced operating systems.

C949Data Structures and Algorithms 4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in data structures and/or and advanced course in algorithms.  

C952Computer Architecture3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in computer architecture.

C951Introduction to Artificial Intelligence3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in introduction to advanced artificial intelligence, intelligent systems or machine learning.

C993Structured Query Language4

One upper-division course on SQL or Database development or 1 of the following certifications: Oracle 12c SQL Fundamentals 1z0-061, Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate 1z0-071, Oracle Database SQL Expert 1z0-047, Microsoft Exams 70-461 Querying SQL Server, or 70-767 Implementing a Data Warehouse Using SQL.

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Non-Transferable Courses

Courses Not Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

The group below may not be satisfied by transfer credit or degree. 

  
  
  
  
collapse Group : Courses in the Major ‎(3)
C950Data Structures and Algorithms II4
C960Discrete Mathematics II4
C964Computer Science Capstone4


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