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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 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 ‎(4)
D268Introduction to Communication: Connecting with Others3

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

D372Introduction to Systems Thinking 3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in systems thinking. 

D265Critical Thinking: Reason and Evidence3

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

D270Composition: Successful Self-Expression3

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

collapse Group : History and Humanities ‎(2)
C963American Politics and the US Constitution 3

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

D333Ethics in Technology3

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

collapse Group : Mathematics ‎(2)
C955Applied Probability and Statistics 3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in statistics.

C957Applied Algebra3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in college algebra or a course at a level higher than college algebra (calculus, trigonometry, or linear algebra). Cannot be satisfied by an intermediate algebra or quantitative reasoning course.

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


C458Health, Fitness and Wellness4

​One course, equivalent to 3-4 units, in health, wellness or nutrition, excluding physical activity or EMT courses. 

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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)
D322Introduction 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.

D426Data 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.

D315Network 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. 

D278Scripting 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.

D336Business 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)
C841Legal Issues in Information Security4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in legal issues or policies in Information security or cybersecurity or one of the following Certifications: GIAC Law of Data Security & Investigation (GLEG); ISC2 CISSP or Associate of ISC (2) with CISSP exam passed; ISACA CISM.




C843Managing Information Security6

One senior level course, equivalent to 6 units, in managing information security/cybersecurity or one of the following Certifications: ISACA CISM, ISACA CISA, ISACA GCEIT, ISC2 CISSP or Associate of ISC (2) with CISSP exam passed, EC-Council CCISO, GIAC Security Expert (GSE).




C845Information Systems Security4

One senior level course, equivalent to 4 units, in cybersecurity (systems or management), or one of the following Certifications: ISC2 SSCP (or Associate of ISC2 with SSCP exam passed), ISC2 CISSP(or Associate of ISC2 with CISSP exam passed), ISACA CISM, ISACA CISA, ISACA GCEIT, ISACA CRISC.




C844Emerging Technologies in Cybersecurity4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in Emerging Technologies in Cybersecurity or advanced network defense.

D335Introduction to Python3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in python programing or Python Institute's: PCAP Cert. (Associate or Professional level), uDacity: Data Scientist Nano Degree or Data Analysis with Python and SQL Nano degree. 

D281Linux Foundations3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in Linux Foundations, Linux Technology, or one of the following Certifications: CompTIA: Linux+; LPI: Linux Essentials, LPIC- 1, LPIC-2, or LPIC – 3; Linux Foundation: Certified System Administrator (LFCS); Red Hat: RHCSA, RHCE or RHCA; or the Oracle Certified Professional Oracle Linux 8 System Administrator (Exam 1Z0-106).

D324Business 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.

D334Introduction to Cryptography4

​One course, equivalent to 4 units, in encryption or cryptography or one of the following Certifications: EC-Council ECES. 

D320Managing Cloud Security4

​One Course, equivalent to 4 units, in Cloud Security from an accredited university, or one of the following Certifications: ISC2 CCSP (or Associate of ISC2 with CCSP exam passed), CSA Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK).

D325Networks4

​One of the following certifications CompTIA: Network+, CISCO: CCENT, CCNA, any CCNP, or any CCIE. 

D329Network and Security - Applications4

One of the following Certifications: CompTIA: Security+, Pentest+, CySA+, CASP+; ECC: CEH; Cisco: CCNA, CCNP - Security, CCIE - Security; GIAC: GSE, GSEC, GCIA, GCED. 

D316IT Foundations4

One of the following Certifications: CompTIA A+ or CompTIA 220-1101 exam.

D317IT Applications4

The following Certification: CompTIA A+ certification.

D427Data 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.

D430Fundamentals 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, CCISO, ECSS; CompTIA - CASP+; CompTIA Security+; ISC2 - CISSP or Associate of ISC (2) with CISSP Exam Passed; ISACA - CISA, CISM, CRISC, GIAC - GISF, GCED, GSEC.

D340Cyber Defense and Countermeasures4

​One course, equivalent to 4 units, in cyber defense or countermeasures or cyber security incident handling or response, or one of the following Certifications: EC-Council ECIH; GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH); CompTIA CySA+.

D431Digital Forensics in Cybersecurity4

​One course, equivalent to 4 units, in digital or data or computer forensics or one of the following Certifications: EC-Council CHFI; GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE).

D332Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Analysis4

​One of the following Certifications: CompTIA Pentest+; EC Council CEH; Offensive Security OSCP; SCE; or GIAC: GPEN.

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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. 

  
  
  
C769IT Capstone Written Project4


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