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Database, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Radford, VA, United States
Information is power. As a result, ensuring the integrity, security, and availability of data is a critical task within organizations. The Database concentration at Radford University educates students in all aspects of data management from database design to database administration to data warehousing and analysis. 
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Talented database engineers are challenging to find which creates high demand and high salaries. Radford University offers the only undergraduate database program in the state of Virginia. Students who complete the database concentration work with Oracle, the industry leading database management system (DBMS), for at least three semesters. The Database concentration prepares students for careers as database developers, database administrators, and data analysts and data scientists.

Learning outcomes

Database developers fall into two categories: software engineers and data developers. Software engineers design and develop applications and systems including mobile apps, web apps, and any other kind of software. Most, if not all, business critical systems are information systems that operate on data. Consequently, database skills make software engineers far more valuable. Some database developers work entirely in the database modeling data and writing code that executes in the database management system.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National students fall deadline: 1 February
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Information Technology
  • Web Programming 
  • IT Professionalism
  • Procedural Analysis and Design
  • Data Warehousing, Data Mining, and Reporting

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • All students are considered for admission on a rolling basis meaning the earlier you apply, the sooner you receive an admissions decision. You can expect an admissions decision 3-4 weeks after your completed application is received in the Radford University Admissions Office.
  • Once a decision has been made, you will receive an email notification. If accepted we will mail an acceptance letter and visa information after all financial documents have been submitted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19557 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19557 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19557 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19557 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7922 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7922 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Radford

  • 996 - 1630 USD/month
    Living Costs

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