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Transfer Guidelines for the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

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 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 
  • 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 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 start date. 

​PRE-REQUISITE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL BACHELOR’S I.T. PROGRAMS

  • Possess a high school diploma or its equivalent. 
  • Demonstrate IT experience through at least one of the following: 
    • An Associate’s Degree in Information Technology or equivalent (A.S. or A.A.S. acceptable). 
    • A completed Udacity nanodegree in Data Analytics (applicable to the B.S. in Data Management/Data Analytics degree only). 
    • High-level IT coursework completed within the last five years: 
      • Two or more upper-level Networking courses; or 
      • Two or more upper-level Object-Oriented Programming courses (Java, C#, etc.); or 
      • One or more upper-level Operating Systems course; or 
      • One or more upper-level Information Security and Assurance Courses. 
    • Hold high-level IT certification in network, security, programming, data management, operating systems, or hardware management earned within the last five years. 
    • Submit a resume showing three-plus years of IT work experience. 

 

​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.

 

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

Information about Transcript Evaluation

General Education

Courses Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

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

  
  
  
  
Transfer Requirement(s)
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Written CompositionC455English Composition I3

One course in English Composition, equivalent to 3 units. Business Writing and Technical Writing cannot be used to satisfy the requirement for English Composition I. 

Written CompositionC456English Composition II3

​A second, sequential course in English Composition, equivalent to 3 units. Business Writing and Technical Writing cannot be used to satisfy the requirement for English Composition II. 

Communication ApplicationsC168Critical Thinking and Logic3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in critical thinking, reasoning, argument or logic.

Communication ApplicationsC464Introduction to Communication3

​One course in Communication or Speech, equivalent to 3 units.

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Ideals & EthicsC961Ethics in Technology 3

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

History and GovernmentC963American Politics and the US Constitution 3

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

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Statistical ReasoningC955Applied Probability and Statistics 3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in Statistics. 

Quantitative ReasoningC957Applied Algebra3

​One course in College Algebra or a course at a level higher than College Algebra (Calculus, Trigonometry, Linear Algebra). Cannot be satisfied by an intermediate algebra or quantitative reasoning course.

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Physical SciencesC255Introduction to Geography3

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

Physical SciencesC165Integrated Physical Sciences3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in a Physical Science (Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy).

Information about Transcript Evaluation

Lower Division Core

Courses Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

The group below maybe satified by an Associate's 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. Can be satisfied by an associates or bachelor’s degree in IT.

C175Data Management - Foundations3

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 Networks Course or one of the following Certifications: CompTIA Network+ , CompTIA Security+, MCSE (2003), MCSA (2003), MCSA (Server 2008/2012/2016), MCITP Enterprise Administrator, MCITP Server Administrator, MTA: Networking Fundamentals (98-366), CCENT, CCDA, CCIE, CCNA, CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNA: Voice, CCNA:Wireless, CCNA:Security, CCDP, CCIP, CCNP, CCNP: Security, CCNP: Voice, CompTIA DHTI+, CompTIA Convergence +, Oracle Sun Certified Network Administrator (SCNA), Sun Certified Systems Administrator (SCSA), Sun Certified System Administrator for Sun Cluster 3.2, Oracle Linux Administrator. Can be satisfied by an Associate degree or higher in IT.

C768Technical Communication3

​One course on Technical Communication, equivalent to 3 units.

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 (OCA, Java SE 7 Programmer (Programmer I exam: 1Z0-803 Java SE 7 Programmer I and/or 1Z0-804 Java SE 7 Programmer II), Microsoft MTA: Software Development Fundamentals (98- 361), MCSD for Microsoft .NET, MCAD, MCPD Windows, MCPD Enterprise, 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 CIW 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.

C844Emerging Technologies in Cybersecurity4

​One Course in Emerging Technologies in Cybersecurity or Advanced Network Defense.

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Courses in the Major

Courses Satisfied by Transfer Credit

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

  
  
  
  
Transfer Requirement(s)
C393IT Foundations4

CompTIA A+ exam 220-901.

C394IT Applications4

​Certification in CompTIA A+ . 

C480Networks4

​CompTIA Network+ or certification in one of the following areas: MCSA (Server 2008/2012/2016), MCA Messaging, MCITP Enterprise Administrator, MCITP Server Administrator, CCENT, CCDA, CCIE, CCNA, CCNA: Voice, CCNA:Wireless, CCNA:Security, CCDP, CCIP, CCNP, CCNP: Security, CCNP: Voice, CompTIA DHTI+, CompTIA Convergence +, Oracle Sun Certified Network Administrator (SCNA), Sun Certified Systems Administrator (SCSA), Sun Certified System Administrator for Sun Cluster 3.2, Oracle Linux Administrator

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 in Project Management or one of the following certifications: CompTIA Project+, PMP, CAPM, MCTS: Enterprise Project Management (70-633) or MCITP: Enterprise Project Management.

C178Network and Security - Applications4

CompTIA Security+ 2008 or one of the following certifications: CompTIA CASP, Oracle Sun Certified Security Administrator (SCSECA), GSEC, GCFW, GCIA, GCIH, GCWN, GCUX, GCFA, GSOC, GNET, GISP, GSLC, GCIM, GSIF, GAWN, CISSP, CCSP, CCDA, CCNP, CCVP, SSCP, CAP, Associate of (ISC)2 Designation, CIW Internetworking Professional, CIW Security Professional, CIW Exam 1D0-460 or 1D0-470.  

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). 

C838Managing Cloud Security4

One Course in Cloud Security or one of the following Certifications: ISC2 CCSP (or Associate of ISC2 with CCSP exam passed), CSA Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) or Certificate Cloud Security Professional (CCSP).

C839Introduction to Cryptography4

​One Course in Encryption or Cryptography or one of the following Certifications: EC-Council ECES.

C840Digital Forensics in Cybersecurity4

One Course in (Digital or Data or Computer) Forensics or one of the following Certifications: EC-Council CHFI, ISC2 CCFP, GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE).

C841Legal Issues in Information Security4

One Course in Legal (Issues or Policies) in Information (security or cybersecurity) or one of the following Certifications: GIAC Law of Data Security & Investigation (GLEG).

C842Cyber Defense and Countermeasures4

​One Course in Cyber (Defense or Countermeasures) or Cyber Security Incident (Handling or Response) or one of the following Certifications: EC-Council GCIH.

C843Managing Information Security6

One senior level Course in Managing Information Security/Cybersecurity or one of the following Certifications: ISACA CISM, ISACA CISA, ISACA CGEIT, ISC2 CISSP, EC-Council CCISO, GIAC Security Expert (GSE).

C845Information Systems Security4

One senior level Course in Cybersecurity (Systems or Management) or one of the following Certifications: ISC2 SSCP (or Associate of ISC2 with SSCP exam passed), ISC2 CISSP, ISACA CISM, ISACA CISA, ISACA CGEIT, ISACA CRIST, GIAC Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership (GSTRT).

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.

C837Managing Web Security4

​One Course in Web Security or one of the following Certifications: CIW Web Security Associate (1D0-571), CIW Web Security Specialist, CIW Web Security Professional, GIAC Certified Web Application Defender (GWEB).

C844Emerging Technologies in Cybersecurity4

​One Course in Emerging Technologies in Cybersecurity or Advanced Network Defense. 

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Non-Transferable Courses

Courses Not Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

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

  
  
  
  
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C769IT Capstone Written Project4


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