Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Database Management

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Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems with Database Management Specialization in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.

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Why DeVry?

Complimentary Laptop

You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program1. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.

Work With IoT Technologies & Systems

Immerse yourself in the Internet of Things (IoT) world and obtain hands-on experience with IoT, cloud, software and security technologies and systems.

Certification Exam Reimbursement

Several of our tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Cloud+


Other certifications may also be eligible for reimbursement. Speak to your Student Support Advisor for additional information.

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What You'll Learn

The Database Management Degree Specialization covers the following:

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    Communicate Methods and Findings

    Learn to communicate the rationale behind research methods and recommendations while presenting performance objectives, issues and solutions.
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    Develop Standards, Policies and Procedures

    Examine various levels of threats to an organization’s data and develop standards, policies, procedures and plans to combat them.
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    SQL and Advanced Practices

    Explore database topics such as dynamic structured query language (SQL), complex queries, data warehousing, reporting capability creation, performance tuning, data security practices and technologies.
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    Complex Problem Solving

    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
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    Database Management

    Learn a variety of database management concepts. Some topics include internal and cloud-based information retrieval and storage, capacity planning, database management system (DBMS) architecture, performance tuning, backup, recovery and disaster planning, archiving, reorganization and defragmentation.
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    Data Analysis

    Learn to draw conclusions by finding patterns and relationships in numerical data with tools used for statistical analysis. Find out how data analysis can be used to make more efficient databases.
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    Data Mining

    Explore traditional methods to interface with data. Learn to mine and analyze data sets to interpret results and communicate predictions utilizing cloud-based computing, machine learning tools, and more.
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    Collaborate in Dynamic Work Environments

    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
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    Digital Literacy

    Learn to apply appropriate technologies in order to solve digital issues and problems within databases.

Embedded Programs - Demonstrate Skills at Every Step

Earn two additional credentials with our unique three-in-one design. All courses in our Programming Essentials Undergraduate Certificate program and Associate in Information Technology and Networking degree program are embedded within our Computer Information Systems - Database Management degree program. So you can earn a certificate and an associate degree on the way to your bachelor's degree.2

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Database Management Specialization program may consider careers such as:

  • Computer programmer
    Computer programmers use their understanding of hardware, software and programming to create the systems that enable computers to function.

  • Computer Systems Analyst
    Computer systems analysts assist programmers as they build computer systems to ensure their efficiency and efficacy.

  • Database Administrator
    Database administrators use software to organize and store data within a database. They work to ensure the maintenance and function of databases through troubleshooting, backups and data recovery.
  • Database Analyst
    Database analysts evaluate the information in a database in order to create more effective systems. They are responsible for reviewing the data and designing solutions to improve user experience with the database.

  • Data Security Administrator
    Data security administrators keep databases secure from cyberattacks. They implement and test defensive measures and design protocols that can prevent data leaks or breaches.

Skill Focused Curriculum

Elements of the curriculum are aligned to industry certifications to help you validate your knowledge and skills as you prepare to pursue such certification exams as:

  • CompTIA A+: This certification proves your basic comprehension of the software and hardware elements of computers. Because databases exist within computers and servers, this may be a vital credential for many database managers.
  • CompTIA Linux+: This certification verifies your abilities with Linux operating systems. This flexible operating system can be customized for a variety of purposes, making it useful for database management.
  • CompTIA Network+: This certification covers wired and wireless networks. People with this certification are capable of setting up and maintaining both types of networks. Networks are vital to the function of databases, making this a valuable credential.
  • CompTIA Cloud+: A Cloud+ certification proves that you understand and can set up and maintain cloud computing systems. As more companies take advantage of the cloud for their databases, this certification may become more valuable for database managers.

General Education Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1123 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication

Humanities4, 5

LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

One of:

ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society

One of:

SOCS325 6 Environmental Sociology
SOCS350 Cultural Diversity in the Professions

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Tech Core Courses

Tech Core

CEIS101 Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW191 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
NETW211 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Security

Program Courses

Information Systems and Programming

CEIS150 Programming with Objects
CEIS209 Intermediate Programming
CEIS236 Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
CEIS312 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
CIS355A Business Application Programming with Lab

Application Development

CIS363B Web Interface Design with Lab
CIS407A Web Application Development with Lab
WBG310 Interactive Web Page Scripting with Lab

Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology
CEIS499 Preparation for the Profession
MGMT404 Project Management
TECH460 Senior Project

Specialized Courses

Database Management

BIAM410 Database Concepts in Business Intelligence
DBM438 Database Administration with Lab
DBM449 Advanced Topics in Database with Lab
SEC360 Data Privacy and Security

Database Management FAQs


How long will it take to complete a Bachelor’s degree with a Database Management Specialization?

A typical bachelor's degree takes roughly four years to complete, but a dedicated student at DeVry can earn their Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems with a specialization in Database Management in as little as two years and eight months*, or even faster with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.


What kind of jobs can you pursue with a Specialization in Database Management?

A Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree with a specialization in Database Management provides you with a wide variety of technology skills that may prepare you for a number of information technology jobs Graduates of our Database Management Degree Specialization may consider, careers such as:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Data Security Administrator

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1As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Associate in Engineering Technology, Associate in Network Systems Administration, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s in Network and Communications Management and Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
2At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
3Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
4Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
5Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must take an additional six semester-credit hours of general education coursework from among the following course areas: communication skills, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Courses selected in humanities or social sciences should be upper-division coursework (DeVry courses numbered 300-499).
6Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.