B.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Courses

WGU offers degrees, not classes. As a competency-based online university, progress through your degree program is determined by demonstrating your competence through carefully designed assessments and completion of a professional portfolio, capstone, or both. As a student in this program, you will complete the courses listed below in order to graduate. These courses are required, though you may be able to clear some of these requirements through a course-by-course transcript analysis. (Learn more about transferring credits.) Each course contains a study guide and recommended learning resources for you to use. Your assigned mentor will help guide you through the process.

For ease of understanding, WGU has assigned competency units to each of its courses as indicated below. A competency unit is equivalent to a semester credit hour of learning. WGU terms are six months in length. During a typical term, students will be expected to complete at least 12 to 13 competency units. Grades are assigned on a Pass/Not Pass basis; a “Pass” at WGU is equivalent to a letter grade of “B" or better.

Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for more information about these courses.

CourseCompetency Units
Introduction to IT4
Critical Thinking and Logic3
Fundamentals of Information Security3
Introduction to Geography3
Business of IT - Applications4
Integrated Physical Sciences3
Natural Science Lab2
Web Development Foundations3
Network and Security - Foundations3
Intermediate Algebra3
English Composition I3
IT Foundations4
IT Applications4
Introduction to Communication3
College Algebra4
Scripting and Programming - Foundations3
Managing Web Security4
Network and Security - Applications4
Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
English Composition II3
Introduction to Cryptography4
Data Management - Foundations3
Data Management - Applications4
Digital Forensics in Cybersecurity4
Information Systems Security4
Technical Communication3
Business of IT - Project Management4
Legal Issues in Information Security4
Managing Cloud Security4
Emerging Technologies in Cybersecurity4
Managing Information Security6
Cyber Defense and Countermeasures4
IT Capstone Written Project4

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