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Computer Information Systems

Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Database Management

Help Keep Database Management Accessible and Secure

DeVry University’s online and hybrid Database Management Specialization is designed to help you understand the principles, tools and techniques of all things related to database management. Our Bachelor's in Computer Information Systems with a Specialization in Database Management program is founded in real-world applications and techniques. Students can uncover all aspects of database creation and management — from planning to troubleshooting — as well as experience the real-world application of database management in any number of fields. Our program is anchored in our Tech Core curriculum, a specially designed set of hands-on learning experiences that prepares you for today’s Internet of Things (IoT) economy.

Get To Know Our Database Management Specialization

Our Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems with a specialization in Database Management will help you understand the protocols and techniques necessary to develop and maintain a database management system. Databases store some of our most important information, such as financial transactions, health records and legal information. Database administrators help to design, create, test and manage these data storage systems.

Since security is often a primary concern in relation to databases, our knowledgeable faculty will teach you how to balance access and protection. In order to do this, you'll learn the basics of defensive measures and cyber security. You’ll also learn about how different databases work from the perspective of performance, availability and cost and how a variety of databases can be managed together.

Choose to specialize in Database Management when you earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks
Why DeVry?

Why Choose Database Management at DeVry?

Complimentary Laptop

You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program.1 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.

Questions for our admissions team?
Database Management Specialization Program
Minimum Completion Time*
2 year
8 months
Normal Completion Time
4 years


Choose the schedule that best fits your goals and commitments. You can earn your Bachelor's Degree in as few as 2 years and 8 months.*

Or, follow a normal schedule and complete your program in 4 years.**

*Per 12-month period, assumes completion of 3 semesters, enrollment in 12 to 19 credit hours per semester and continuous, full-time year-round enrollment with no breaks.
**Per 12-month period, assumes completion of 2 semesters and full-time enrollment in 12 to 19 credit hours per semester.

Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

The Database Management Degree Specialization covers the following:

  • Communicate Methods and Findings
    Learn to communicate the rationale behind research methods and recommendations while presenting performance objectives, issues and solutions.
  • Collaborate in Dynamic Work Environments
    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
  • Complex Problem Solving
    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • 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.
  • Digital Literacy
    Learn to apply appropriate technologies in order to solve digital issues and problems within databases.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Embedded Programs

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.*

*The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.

Credit Hours
Credit Hours
Credit Hours

Career Opportunities in Database Management

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.

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Database Management

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.

Program Courses

Database Management Specialization

General Education Courses
Communication Skills
Advanced Composition
Technical Writing

+ Choose one below:

Public Speaking
Intercultural Communication
Technology, Society and Culture

+ Choose one below:

Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Social Sciences
Principles of Economics
Culture and Society

+ Choose one below:

Environmental Sociology
Cultural Diversity in the Professions
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Algebra for College Students
Applied Physics With Lab
Data-Driven Decision-Making
Personal and Professional Development
Career Development
Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
Tech Core Courses
Tech Core
Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
Introduction to Operating Systems
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Digital Devices
Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
Introduction to Cloud Computing
Fundamentals of Information Security
Program Courses
Information Systems and Programming
Programming With Objects
Intermediate Programming
Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
AI-Driven Business Application Coding
Business Application Programming With Lab
Application Development
Web Interface Design With Lab
Web Application Development With Lab
Interactive Web Page Scripting With Lab
Career Preparation
Introduction to Technical Project Management
Preparation for the Profession
Project Management
Senior Project
Specialized Courses
Database Management
Managerial Applications of Business Analytics
Database Concepts in Business Intelligence
Database Administration With Lab
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.

FAQs : Database Management 

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
Academic Catalog
2023 - 2024 Academic Catalog
Program Guides
Program Overview

As 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.
Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.