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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 Institution accredited by 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. 
  • Certifications must be active determined by certifying vendor, except for lifetime certifications, which must have been received within five years. 

COURSES SATISFIED BY AN ASSOCIATE OR BACHELOR’S DEGREE:

  • Where transfer credit does not apply, courses may be satisfied by degree. 
  • Courses can be satisfied 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. 
  • 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.
  • IT courses or degrees must have been completed within 5 years of the student's start date to qualify for transfer. 

​CERTIFICATIONS ACCEPTED TO SATISFY REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Must be the exact exam or certification as indicated in the below guidelines. 
  • Must be determined active by certifying vendor, except for lifetime certifications, which must have been received within five years.  

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

General Education

Courses Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

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

  
  
  
Transfer Requirement(s)
collapse Group : Communication ‎(3)
C455English Composition I3

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

C768Technical Communication3

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

C464Introduction to Communication3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in speech or communications. The course presented must clearly demonstrate an oral speaking component. 

collapse Group : History and Humanities ‎(3)
C100Introduction to Humanities3

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

C961Ethics in Technology 3

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

C963American Politics and the US Constitution 3

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

collapse Group : Mathematics ‎(3)
C958Calculus 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. 

C959Discrete Mathematics I4

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

C955Applied Probability and Statistics 3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in statistics.

collapse Group : Sciences ‎(3)
C683Natural Science Lab2
One course, equivalent to 2 units, in a natural science (chemistry, geology, physics, astronomy, or biology) with lab component.


C255Introduction 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).

C165Integrated Physical Sciences3

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

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Core Courses in the Major

Courses Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

The group below may be 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, Google IT Support Professional certificate or CompTIA ITF+. Course can be satisfied by an Associate or bachelor’s degree in Information Technology completed within 5 years of student’s start date or WGUx (Edx) IT Career Framework Microbachelors.

C175Data Management - Foundations3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in database or one of the following Certifications: CIW Database Design Specialist (1D0-541), or CIW Web Development Professional Certification, Microsoft: Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate exam DP300. Course can be satisfied by an Associate or bachelor’s degree in Information Technology completed within 5 years of student’s start date.

C172Network and Security - Foundations3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in networking with a security component or one of the following Certifications: CompTIA: Network+, Security+, Pentest+, CySA+, CASP+; ECC: - CEH; Cisco: CCENT, CCNA, any CCNP, any CCIE. GIAC: GSE, GSEC, GCIA, GCED.  Course can be satisfied by an Associate or bachelor’s degree in Information Technology completed within 5 years of student’s start date or WGUx (Edx) IT Career Framework Microbachelors. 

C173Scripting and Programming - Foundations3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in software development, introduction to algorithms. Course can be satisfied by an Associate or bachelor’s degree in Information Technology completed within 5 years of student’s start date or WGUx (Edx) IT Career Framework Microbachelors.

C779Web Development Foundations3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in web programming or one of the following Certifications: CIW Web Design Specialist (CIW 1D0-520), CIW Web Design Professional (CIW 1D0-520 + 1D0-525) CIW Web Foundations Associate (CIW 1D0-610), CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS Specialist (CIW 1D0-620. Course can be satisfied by an Associate or bachelor’s degree in Information Technology completed within 5 years of student’s start date.

C846Business of IT - Applications4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in Business of IT Applications, or can be satisfied by an ITIL Foundations Certification (Version 3 or 4). Course can be satisfied by an Associate or bachelor’s degree in Information Technology completed within 5 years of student’s start date.

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Additional Transferable Courses

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 equivalent to 4 units, or one of the following Certifications: CIW Database Design Specialist (1D0- 541), CIW Web Development Professional Certification, Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate (exam DP 300).

C176Business of IT - Project Management4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in project management or one of the following Certifications: CompTIA Project+, PMI: PMP or CAPM.



C482Software I6

A third course, equivalent to 6 units, in programming or one of the following Certifications: Oracle Certified Associate: Java SE 8 Programmer Exam 1Z0-808.

C195Software II6

A fourth course, equivalent to 6 units, in programming or the Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer

C836Fundamentals of Information Security3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in computer security, must have been taken within the last 5 years. Or one of the following Certifications: EC-Council - CEH, CCSIO, ECSS; CompTIA - CASP+; CompTIA Security+; ISC2 - CISSP or Associate of ISC (2) with CISSP Exam Passed; ISACA - CISA, CISM, CRISC, GIAC - GISF, GCED, GSEC.



C857Software Quality Assurance3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in Software Quality Assurance or software testing.

C867Scripting and Programming - Applications4

A second course equivalent to 4 units, in software development: Object Oriented Development (C++, Java, C#, VB.NET, Objective C, Python, Ruby, Perl) or one of the following Certifications: Oracle Certified Associate: Java SE 8 Programmer Exam 1Z0-808.


C188Software Engineering4

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in software engineering principles or agile or scrum methodologies or the following Certifications: Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master (PSM), Scrum Alliance: Certified Scrum Master (CSM), or PMI: Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP).

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 an 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.

D191Advanced Data Management 3

One upper-division course, equivalent to 4 units in SQL or Database development or one of the following certifications: Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate 1z0-071 and Azure Database Administrator Associate .



D194IT Leadership Foundations3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in leadership or organizational behavior or one of the following certifications: PMI: CAPM or PMP.


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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. 

  
  
  
C950Data Structures and Algorithms II4
C960Discrete Mathematics II4
C964Computer Science Capstone4


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