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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.
  • Degrees in Information Technology must be awarded within five years of the start date. 

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

To be considered for enrollment into a College of IT bachelor's degree program, applicants must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent AND demonstrate program readiness through one of the following: 

Option 1: Submit transcripts documenting completion of previous IT coursework. IT coursework must be 300 level or higher.

Option 2: Possess a bachelor's or associate degree (A.A, A.S. or A.A.S. acceptable) from an accredited post-secondary institution.

Option 3: Demonstrate at least two years of IT work experience through resume review.

Option 4: Submit official records of completion of current and active IT certifications, some of which may provide transfer credit into various programs. 

Option 5: (For applicants to the B.S. in Information Technology, B.S. Network Operations and Security, B.S. Data Analytics and Data Management, and B.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance) Submit high school transcripts with a minimum GPA of 2.75 GPA and a B grade or higher in a S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) course. *Only advanced mathematics courses will satisfy this requirement.

​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.

Information about Transcript Evaluation

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)
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Written CompositionC455English Composition I3

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

Written CompositionC456English Composition II3

A second, sequential course, equivalent to 3 units, in English composition. Excluding business writing and technical writing. English Composition I must be transferred before English Composition II can be transferred. 

Communication ApplicationsC168Critical Thinking and Logic3

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

Communication ApplicationsC768Technical Communication3

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

Communication ApplicationsC464Introduction to Communication3

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

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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, 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.

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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 or life science (chemistry, geology, physics, astronomy, or biology). 

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Lower Division Core

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 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, Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate. 



C172Network and Security - Foundations3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in networking with a security component or one of the following Certifications: CompTIA Network+ , CompTIA Security+, Pentest+, CySA+, CASP; ECC - CEH; Cisco CCENT, CCNA, CCNP, CCIE. GIAC - GSE, GSEC, GCIA, GCED, GPPA.  *C172 can be satisfied by an Associates degree or higher in IT or WGUx (Edx) IT Career Framework Microbachelors.


C173Scripting and Programming - Foundations3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in software development, introduction to algorithms. *C173 can be satisfied by an Associate degree or higher in IT or by an earned 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.

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. 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)
C393IT Foundations4

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




C394IT Applications4

Can be satisfied by the following certification: Certification in CompTIA A+.

C480Networks4

​CompTIA Network+ or Certification in one of the following: CISCO - CCENT, CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE. 

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.

C176Business of IT - Project Management4
One course, equivalent to 4 units, in project management or one of the following Certifications: CompTIA Project+, PMP, CAPM, or MCITP: Enterprise Project Management.


C178Network and Security - Applications4

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

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.



C838Managing Cloud Security4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, 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).


C839Introduction to Cryptography4

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

C840Digital 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).


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.



C842Cyber Defense and Countermeasures4

​One course, equivlaent 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+.

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,



D153Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Analysis4

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

C844Emerging Technologies in Cybersecurity4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, 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 satisfied by transfer credit or degree. 

  
  
  
  
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C769IT Capstone Written Project4


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