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Transfer Guidelines for the Bachelor of Science Software Development

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 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 Degree or higher (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.

 

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 maybe 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.

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.

Communication ApplicationsC464Introduction to Communication3

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

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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.

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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, 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 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)
C484Organizational Behavior and Leadership3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in organizational behavior.

C393IT Foundations4

CompTIA A+ exam 220-901 or CompTIA A+ 220-1001.

C394IT Applications4

​Certification in CompTIA A+. 

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.

C777Web Development Applications6

​A second course, equivalent to 6 units, in web design or development or one of the following certifications: Advanced CIW HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist (CIW 1DO-620) or CIW Web Design Professional.

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.

C773User Interface Design4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in user interface design or user experience design or CIW User Interface Design Specialist certification.

C196Mobile Application Development3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in mobile application development.

C856User Experience Design3

A second course, equivalent to 3 units, in user interface design or user experience design or CIW User Interface Design Specialist certification.

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.

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. 

  
  
  
  
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C868Software Development Capstone4


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