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Database, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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 educates students in all aspects of data management from database design to database administration to data warehousing and analysis.

Overview

The concentration also provides an excellent foundation from which to pursue a career in the design and implementation of database management system (DMBS) software.

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.

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.

Accreditation

This program is accredited by ABET.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Information Technology
  • Principles of Computer Science I
  • Principles of Computer Science II
  • Web Programming I
  • Introduction to Information Security
  • IT Professionalism
  • Procedural Analysis and Design
  • Web Programming II
  • Database I
  • Database II
  • Data Warehousing, Data Mining, and Reporting
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Principles of Computer Science III
  • Calculus and Analytical Geometry I

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Application for admission
  • Official transcripts
  • SAT I and/or ACT scores
  • All the above plus:
  • SAT II scores in the following subjects:
  • Writing
  • Math (Level Ic or IIc)
  • Third area of study to be chosen by the applicant
  • An official college transcript showing the student has taken and passed a college-level English course and a math course equivalent to Algebra 2.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23432 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23432 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Radford

  • 996 - 1630 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Loans:

  • William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan: Freshman are eligible to borrow up to $5500 in Direct Loan funds, with no more than $3500 in Subsidized funds
  • Federal Perkins Loan: $5,500 for each year of undergraduate study. The total amount you can borrow as an undergraduate is $27,500. $8000 for each year of graduate or professional study. The total amount you can borrow as a graduate/professional student is $60,000.
  • Federal Graduate PLUS Loan: Students can borrow up to the financial aid cost of attendance for the academic year.
Grants:
  • College Scholarship Assistance Program
  • Commonwealth Award
  • Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program
  • Red and White and Academic Excellence Scholarships

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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