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transfer guidelines for ​Bachelor of Science, Science Education (Secondary Biological Science)

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 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, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Science from an Institutional  Accreditor. (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.


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

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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 ‎(3)
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 ApplicationsC464Introduction to Communication3

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

collapse Group : History and Humanities ‎(2)
History and GovernmentC121Survey of United States History3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in U.S. history. Specific events in U.S. history cannot be used to meet this requirement. Coursework needs to include a broad overview of U.S. history.

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 satisfied by degree. 

collapse Group : Mathematics ‎(2)
Quantitative ReasoningC278College Algebra4

​One course, equivalent to 4 units, in college algebra or higher. Course must have be taken within the past 3 years to be considered for transfer. Cannot be satisfied by degree. 

Statistical ReasoningC955Applied Probability and Statistics 3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in statistics. Cannot be satisfied by degree. 

collapse Group : Sciences ‎(3)
Physical SciencesC165Integrated Physical Sciences3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in physical science (chemistry, geology, physics, or astronomy). Course must have been taken within 7 years to transfer for the Teachers College. Cannot be satisfied by degree. 

Life ScienceC190Introduction to Biology3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in general biology. Cannot be satisfied by degree.

Life ScienceC683Natural Science Lab2
One course, equivalent to 2 units, in a natural science (chemistry, geology, physics, astronomy, or biology) with lab component. Lab must have been taken within 7 years to transfer for the Teachers College Science Education program. Cannot be satisfied by degree.


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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)
collapse Group : Courses in the Major ‎(13)
D097Educational Foundations2

​One course, equivalent to 2 units, in schools and society.

D096Fundamentals of Diverse Learners 4

One or more courses, equivalent to 4 units, in diversity and inclusion, which includes special education and multicultural education, and at least 4 hours of related field experience. 

D094Educational Psychology and Development of Children and Adolescents4

One or more courses, equivalent to 4 units, covering both educational psychology and human development, and at least 4 hours of related field experience.   

C890Ecology and Environmental Science3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in environmental science or ecology. Course must have been taken within 7 years to transfer. 

C875Human Anatomy and Physiology4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in anatomy and/or physiology. Course must have been taken within 7 years to transfer. 

C888Molecular and Cellular Biology4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in molecular and/or cellular biology. Course must have been taken within 7 years to transfer. 

C654Zoology3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in organismal biology. Course must have been taken within 7 years to transfer. 

C736Evolution4

One course, equivalent to 3-4 units, in evolutionary biology. Course must have been taken within 7 years to transfer. 

C832Chemistry with Lab4

One or more courses, equivalent to 4 units, inclusive of a lab component in general chemistry. Course(s) must have been taken within 3 years to transfer. 

D095Managing Engaging Learning Environments 3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in the strategies to create positive and productive learning environments, and at least 7 hours of related field experience that includes both observation of practices to engage and motivate learners and opportunities to apply strategies for engagement and motivation while interacting with learners.   

D093 Assessing Impact on Student Learning 3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in the interpretation and analysis of assessment data to inform instructional decisions, and at least 3 hours of related field experience where high leverage practices are observed and evaluated.   

D092Educational Technology for Teaching and Learning3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in the critical evaluation of hardware and software for positive impact on learning using the SAMR model, exploration of ethical considerations (equity, access, and appropriate use), and at least 3 hours of related field experience where integration of technology within the instructional environment is observed and evaluated.   

C652Heredity and Genetics3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in heredity and genetics. Course must have been taken within 7 years to transfer.

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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. 

  
  
  
  
collapse Group : Courses in the Major ‎(16)
D090The School as a Community of Care3
C319Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Observations 1 and 23
C320Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Observation 3 and Midterm3
C321Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Observations 4 and 53
C322Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Observation 6 and Final3
C341Cohort Seminar3
D151Professional Portfolio2
C371Concepts in Science2
C388Science, Technology, and Society5
D091Introduction to Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment3
C728Secondary Disciplinary Literacy3
C730Secondary Reading Instruction and Interventions3
D150Teacher Performance Assessment in Science3
C900Biology: Content Knowledge2
C937Preclinical Experiences in Science3
C940Science Methods - Secondary Biology4


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