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BS in Information Technologies - Database Administration

Individuals who enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technologies with a concentration in Database Administration program at Southern New Hampshire University will have the chance to gain skills in designing, configuring, and managing a company's database system. Find out more about this online SNHU bachelor's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Information Technologies with a concentration in Database Administration

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent. Potential applicants of SNHU's Bachelor of Science in Information Technologies with a concentration in Database Administration might also have previous knowledge or experience with computers.

Program Description:

SNHU's Bachelor of Science in Information Technologies with a concentration in Database Administration is designed for students who are interested in gaining a foundation in general information technology while also building skills in data management and analytics. Students have the opportunity to study system design, implementation and administration as well as gain experience in configuring databases for recoverability and using SQL (Structured Query Language) to analyze and display data. Other topics to be covered include project management, cyber security, networking, and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) fundamentals. This bachelor's degree program includes courses that incorporate Oracleâ„¢ training content and are specifically aligned to help students prepare for the Oracle Database Administrator Certification exam.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Information Technologies with a concentration in Database Administration:

Information Technology Major Courses

  • MAT 140: Precalculus
  • OL 125: Human Relations in Administration
  • OL 328: Leadership
  • IT 145: Foundation in Application Development
  • IT 200: Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • IT 201: Computer Platform Technologies
  • IT 210: Business Systems Analysis and Design
  • IT 270: Web Site Design
  • IT 315: Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  • IT 328: Project Management in Information Technology
  • IT 330: Database Design and Management
  • IT 331: Human Factors in Information Technology
  • IT 340: Network and Telecommunication Management
  • IT 380: Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
  • IT 385: Information Technology Communications
  • IT 412: Cyberlaw and Ethics
  • IT 415: Advanced Information Systems Design (Capstone)
  • IT 420: Advanced Information Systems Implementation (Capstone)
  • IT 489: Information Technology Portfolio Planning

Database Administration Concentration Courses

  • IT 251: Intro to UNIX/LINUX Operating System
  • DAD 334: Oracle SQL Fundamentals
  • DAD 350: Oracle Database Administration I
  • DAD 405: Oracle Database Administration II

General Education Courses

  • 12 credits of Foundation Area courses
  • 24 credits of Exploration Area courses
  • 9 credits of Integration Area courses

(Note: Students must take MAT 240 and ECO 201 as General Education requirements.)

Free Electives

  • 6 credits of free elective courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After graduating from this Bachelor of Science in Information Technologies with a concentration in Database Administration, some students may choose to continue their training through a graduate program. A master's degree in a related area could help students prepare for advanced or management-level positions, or it could allow them to expand their knowledge into additional specialization of information technology, such as database design or information security. Some of the programs they could consider include:

  • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Master of Science in Information Technology - Information Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Information Technology Management
  • Master of Science in Information Technology - Data Analytics
  • Master of Science in Information Technology - Database Design

Career Paths:

SNHU's Bachelor of Science in Information Technologies with a concentration in Database Administration program can prepare students with the skills needed to design and manage databases in a number of industries, including high-tech, corporate finance, insurance, and education services. Employment opportunities could be available with large corporations and small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies, to name a few options. Some of the positions that graduates could pursue include:

  • Database Administration Manager
  • Database Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • SQL developer
  • Oracle Database Administrator

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