Western Governors University WGU Degree Pathway

Transfer your Kenzie Academy experience to WGU.

The technical skills you’ve achieved through a Kenzie program are valued and recognized by employers, as well as WGU. As a Kenzie graduate, you may be eligible to transfer up to 36 credits toward a WGU Bachelor’s degree program in Information Technology.

 

This is an incredible opportunity to take your hard work and apply it to a bachelor’s degree program that can help you further your education and career. To learn more about WGU and how to apply, visit the WGU partner page, or take a moment to read the Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of this page.

Learn more about your degree options with WGU.

See which degree is right for you

B.S. in Software Development

The B.S. in Software Development program is designed to meet this growing need while preparing experienced information technology professionals for successful careers as software designers and developers. The program focuses on software application development and it is offered in two tracks that utilize either Java or C# to achieve similar objectives.

Course credit transfer breakdown:

WGU                                                                                             

C464 – Introduction to Communication (3)

C168 – Critical Thinking (3)

C173 – Scripting and Programming – Foundations (3)

C867 – Scripting and Programming – Applications (4)

C777 – Web Development Applications (6)

C779 – Web Development Foundations (3)

C175 – Data Management Foundations (3)

C170 – Data Management Applications (4)

C773 – User Interface Design (4)

C856 – User Experience Design (3)

B.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (BSCSIA)

To meet an increasing demand for cybersecurity professionals, the B.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (BSCSIA) degree program prepares IT professionals to apply knowledge and experience in risk management and digital forensics to safeguard infrastructure and secure data through continuity planning and disaster recovery operations. Courses deliver proven methods for information security using software analysis techniques, web engineering, cloud management, and networking strategies to prevent, detect, and mitigate cyberattacks. This program features nationally recognized, high demand certifications in the field of cybersecurity. 122 Competency Units.

Course credit transfer breakdown and association to Kenzie Academy courses:

WGU                                                                                             

C464 – Introduction to Communication (3)

C168 – Critical Thinking (3)

C173 – Scripting and Programming – Foundations (3)

C779 – Web Development Foundations (3)

C175 – Data Management Foundations (3)

C170 – Data Management Applications (4)

B.S. in Data Management/Data Analytics

The B.S. in Data Management/Data Analytics is designed to prepare science professionals who can set up a database environment, design databases, acquire data, wrangle it, analyze it, and visualize it to different audiences as part of the decision-making process. 121 Competency Units.

Course credit transfer breakdown and association to Kenzie Academy courses:

WGU                                                                                             

C464 – Introduction to Communication (3)

C168 – Critical Thinking (3)

C173 – Scripting and Programming – Foundations (3)

C867 – Scripting and Programming – Applications (4)

C779 – Web Development Foundations (3)

C175 – Data Management Foundations (3)

C170 – Data Management Applications (4)

B.S. in Information Technology (IT)

The WGU B.S. in Information Technology (IT) program provides a solid foundation in computer information systems and technologies. In addition to the IT content, the degree program includes a broad collegiate level education. The program is primarily designed for those seeking a career or to advance their current career as information technology professionals by developing levels of expertise required for increased responsibility in the information technology field. The foundation of the Bachelor of Science program consists of six domains of study: systems and services, networking and security, scripting and programming, data management, business of IT, and web development. At the end of the program, students develop a comprehensive portfolio and complete a capstone project. 121 Competency Units.

Course credit transfer breakdown and association to Kenzie Academy courses:

WGU                                                                                             

C464 – Introduction to Communication (3)

C168 – Critical Thinking (3)

C173 – Scripting and Programming – Foundations (3)

C777 – Web Development Applications (6)

C779 – Web Development Foundations (3)

C175 – Data Management Foundations (3)

C170 – Data Management Applications (4)

C773 – User Interface Design (4)

B.S. in Network Operations and Security (BSNOS)

In response to an increasing demand for network operations and security professionals, the B.S. in Network Operations and Security (BSNOS) degree program prepares IT professionals to apply knowledge and experience in network design, network operations, network security, and cloud security to manage network infrastructure and secure data through effective IT policies and procedures. Courses deliver proven methods for network administration to ensure uptime, performance, resources, and security of networks to meet the needs of the organization. The program builds upon a core IT curriculum: systems and services, networking and security, scripting and programming, data management, business of IT, and web development. Students seeking the BS, Network Operations and Security degree demonstrate additional competencies in this area by taking and passing specific industry certification exams in major network systems. 120 Competency Units.

Course credit transfer breakdown and association to Kenzie Academy courses:

WGU                                                                                             

C464 – Introduction to Communication (3)

C173 – Scripting and Programming – Foundations (3)

C779 – Web Development Foundations (3)

C175 – Data Management Foundations (3)

B.S. in Cloud and Systems Administration

In response to an increasing demand for systems administration professionals, the Bachelor of Science, Cloud and Systems Administration (BSCLSA) degree program prepares IT professionals to apply knowledge and experience in operating systems, systems security, and cloud technologies to manage system infrastructure and secure data through effective IT policies and procedures. The BSCLSA curriculum includes proven methods for systems administration to ensure uptime, performance, resources, and security of systems to meet the needs of the organization. The program builds upon a core IT curriculum that includes systems and services, networking and security, scripting and programming, data management, business of IT, and web development. Students seeking the BS Cloud and Systems Administration degree demonstrate additional competencies in cloud and system administration through courses in major operating systems, virtualization, cloud technology, architecture, and security. 123 Competency Units.

Course credit transfer breakdown and association to Kenzie Academy courses:

WGU                                                                                            

C464 – Introduction to Communication (3)

C173 – Scripting and Programming – Foundations (3)

C779 – Web Development Foundations (3)

C175 – Data Management Foundations (3)

B.S. in Computer Science

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science prepares students for a career in the high demand field of Computer Science. Upon program completion, students will apply their learned knowledge and skills in the designing, developing and optimizing of systems to meet current and future industry needs. The curriculum includes innovative courses in programming and logic, architecture and systems, data structures, project management, artificial intelligence, along with the theory and science of computing. 120 Competency Units.

Course credit transfer breakdown and association to Kenzie Academy courses:

WGU                                                                                             

C464 – Introduction to Communication (3)

C173 – Scripting and Programming – Foundations (3)

C867 – Scripting and Programming – Applications (4)

C779 – Web Development Foundations (3)

C175 – Data Management Foundations (3)

C170 – Data Management Applications (4)

About Western Governors University

 

WGU is the first competency-based university with online degree programs designed in partnership with leading employers. WGU is a nonprofit that was built on the belief that talent is universal—even if opportunity isn’t. Higher education is the best way to bridge that gap, but traditional higher ed wasn’t built for the realities facing many of today’s students. So WGU created a university focused on expanding access to education around the country. WGU has innovated with students in mind, giving them the flexibility and freedom they need to succeed in today’s workplace.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are Kenzie Academy and WGU working together?

We believe everyone should have access to affordable, high-quality education that is focused on the highly in-demand skills recognized by employers.

What kind of degree can I earn?

Your Kenzie credits may be eligible to transfer into one of seven Bachelor’s degree programs in Information Technology. Check out the WGU partner page for more information.

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How do I enroll?

After graduating from Kenzie, you can apply to WGU at any time. To apply, call 866.225.5948 to speak with an Enrollment Counselor, or complete the online application to WGU.

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Do I have to immediately enroll at WGU after finishing my Kenzie program?

No, you can enroll and work toward your Bachelor’s degree when it’s right for you! WGU degree programs are designed for working adults and will fit with your full-time work schedule after leaving Kenzie.

Who is a degree pathway for?

Degree pathways are perfect for any Kenzie student who would like to continue to advance their education and career. Ultimately, degree pathways are new, affordable educational options for today’s learners to receive industry-aligned skills and degrees to further their careers.

How might a degree pathway benefit me?

Many students employ methods like attending community college for a period before transferring to a public or private institution to cut down on their educational costs. Our degree pathways are an answer to the need for affordable, specialized, and accredited education designed to get students into rewarding careers.

If I already have college credit from another institution, can I transfer that credit to WGU along with the credit from my Kenzie program?

Yes, depending on your specific situation. To learn more about WGU transfer policies, contact an Enrollment Counselor at 866.225.5948 to discuss your current credits, or review the WGU admissions and transfer policies.

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Do I have to finish the entire Kenzie program to earn college credit?

Yes, the entire Kenzie program must be completed, and each course must be passed with a grade of “C” or higher.

Where can I learn more about WGU?

Visit the WGU College of Information Technology Admissions page to learn more.

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