Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Database Administration

An online bachelor’s degree in database management may provide individuals with the training needed to maintain and secure electronic data. In this four-year program, students may learn how to design a database, manage information for a business or industry, and safeguard electronic information. Program coursework may integrate general education requirements, electives, and core classes including applied project management, database scripting, and web interface design.

Upon completion of the program, students may either seek entry-level employment or pursue a graduate degree. Baccalaureate-level graduates may seek employment in computer programming, insurance, finance, healthcare, and government agencies.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Four years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Master’s / Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 31% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum for baccalaureate-level database administration programs may integrate general education requirements and core coursework. These classes may teach students how to read structured query language, archive electronic data, and repair database errors. Core database administration classes may include the following:

  • Applied Project Management
  • Logic and Design
  • Networking
  • Web Interface Design
  • Introduction to Operating Systems
  • Database Scripting
  • Code Design

Career Options

Graduates of baccalaureate-level programs may seek career opportunities in government, finance, healthcare, education, and computer programming. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in database administration are projected to increase by 31% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Web Developer
  • Systems Software Engineer
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Programmer
  • Applications Software Engineer

Continuing Education

Those who successfully complete a baccalaureate degree program may have the opportunity to enhance their studies by enrolling in a graduate degree program. A graduate degree in database management may provide students with enhanced training on database architecture, design, and security.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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