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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. 
  • 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 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 determined active by vendor: 
      • 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 determined active by certifying vendor. 
    • 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 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.

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.

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Ideals & EthicsC100Introduction 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. 

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

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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 or Google IT Support Professional certificate. 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, MCSE:Data Management and Analytics, MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development; MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration; MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014; MTA: Database Fundamentals, Microsoft 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. GIAC - GSE, GSEC, GCIA, GCED, GPPA.  *C172 can be satisfied by an Associates degree or higher in IT and also by an earned Microbachelors from WGUx (EdX).



C173Scripting and Programming - Foundations3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in software development, introduction to algorithms or the following Certification: MTA: Software Development Fund. 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)
C484Organizational Behavior and Leadership3

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

C393IT Foundations4

CompTIA A+ or Exam 220-901 or CompTIA A+220-1001

C394IT Applications4

​Certification in CompTIA A+. 

C170Data Management - Applications4

A second, sequential course, equivalent to 4 units, database course or one of the following Certifications: CIW Database Design Specialist (1D0- 541), CIW Web Development Professional Certification, MCSE:Data Management and Analytics, MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development; MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration; MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014; 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.


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 1D0-620) or CIW Web Design Professional (CIW 1D0-520 and 1D0-525).


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

A fourth course, equivalent to 6 units, in programming or the Oracle Certified Professional Java (SE 7 or 8) Programmer. MCPD .NET Framework 2.0 Distributed Applications, MCAD, or MCSD for Microsoft.NET.

C773User Interface Design4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in User Interface Design or user experience design or CIW User Interface Designer (1D0-621) Certification.

C196Mobile Application Development3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in Mobile Application Development, or the Google Associate Andriod Developer Certification.


C856User Experience Design3

A second course, equivalent to 3 units, in user interface design or user experience design or CIW User Interface Designer (1D0-621) Certification 

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: Sun for the Java Platform, CX-310-065 or CX-310-055 or CX-310-035, 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 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).

C949Data Structures and Algorithms 4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in data structures and/or an advanced course in algorithms.  

D191Advanced Data Management 3

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, Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 (70-461), MCSE: Data Management and Analytics, MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development; MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration; MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014; Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate.

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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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