Database Design Degrees

A degree program in database design can provide you with a better understanding of how databases are built. Keep reading to find out more about degree program options and content. Schools offering Database Administration degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Degrees Can I Earn in Database Design?

If you're looking for a career as a database administrator, you may want to consider an associate's or bachelor's degree program in database management, database administration, computer science or computer information systems. A master's degree in database technologies can prepare you for a job developing, implementing and administering systems as a database engineer or data communications analyst. Doctoral degree programs in computer information science allow you to specialize in database engineering if you want to conduct research or teach at the university level.

Undergraduate degrees typically require a high school diploma or equivalent for admission. Graduate degree programs usually require a bachelor's degree from an accredited school and may also insist that you've taken previous courses in computer science or programming.

Degree Levels Associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
Undergraduate Degree Topics Technology infrastructure, database systems, programming fundamentals, structured query language (SQL), information system management
Graduate Degree Topics Networking, data security, information structures, data security, data communication
Learning Environments Traditional classroom and online degree programs are available from the associate's to the master's level

What Can I Expect From an Undergraduate Program?

Undergraduate degree programs in database design include information technology, data warehousing and the latest technology used in developing, maintaining and troubleshooting database systems. Some courses you can expect to take include:

  • SQL (structured query language)
  • Information system management
  • Technology infrastructure
  • Programming fundamentals

What Will I Learn in a Graduate Program?

Graduate degree programs in database design prepare you for a management role that involves overseeing and securing large amounts of data. Programs cover a number of topics, such as database engineering, networking, information systems management and data security. Courses you may find in a graduate degree program include:

  • Information structures
  • Data communication and networks
  • Data warehouses
  • Database architecture

Can I Find Programs Online?

You can find online programs in database design from the associate's degree through the master's degree level. As a distance learner, you'll need reliable access to a computer with a high-speed Internet connection. You may also need to purchase additional software in order to complete your coursework.

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