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Bachelor’s Degree
Database Administration (BDA)

How to Earn a Degree (Degree Type: Database Administration (BDA)

  • Complete 152 credits in total to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Database Administration (BDA)
  • Complete 76 credits in total to earn an Associate’s degree in Database Administration (BDA)
  • Complete one International Certification Exam before graduation

Additional benefits

  • Earn certifications such as, A+, N+ & MCSE during study
  • Enjoy advisory and free training with our Career Development Center
  • Register for all Certification Exams with Prometric Testing Center at Starz
  • Enjoy free on-campus health clinic for students
  • Enjoy free on-campus e-Library for student research purposes
  • Work with GSM companies as intern before graduation

The Program Overviews

Bachelor’s degrees in Database Administration, Database Technology or Database Management are rare. However, students may find bachelor’s degrees in computer science or information technology with a focus on database administration. Database Administrators use network databases to organize information, and some also design Web applications and program basic computer programs. 

This course provides a foundation for the design, implementation, and management of database systems. Students will study both design and implementation issues, however, database management issues will be emphasized. Management issues will include transaction management and concurrency control, distributed database management systems, and database administration.

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the basic database management administration concepts and practice on the SQL and Oracle platform with programming codes. This course give chance to students to take “MCSA certification under Database Administration or Oracle Database 11g Administration Certified Associate (OCA)” certificate which is very valuable for their professional life.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for enrollment at the Starz College of Science and Technology :
  • Candidate must be at least a high school graduate or above
  • Candidate must hold a valid WAEC certificate or result
  • Candidate must have interest in IT
  • College will authenticate the accuracy of the data given
  • Candidate must register and successfully complete Starz Entrance and Placement exam
  • Candidate must be enrolled or has graduated from an institute of higher learning to obtain a direct transfer into the program. (No Entrance and Placement Exam needed)

Contact Info

For Admission Office

Admission Office, Starz University
Airfield Sinkor, Montserrado Co. 

+231 886-248-210

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

Requirements For Incoming, Current and Past Students

Application & Transfer Procedures

Freshman students
Current university students and graduates
  • Register for entrance and placement examination and pick up an Application package
  • Fill application form and submit with the following requirements:
  • One passport size picture
  • Package application in manila and hanging folders and submit before exam date
  • After exam’s result is released, candidates are required to submit the following documents: High School Diploma, Transcript, WAEC certificate, two letters of recommendation, Auto-biography (hand written), and Health Certificate from a hospital

Please submit the following items and documents to be considered for enrollment:

  • Provide original transcript from current university or university attended
  • One passport size picture
  • Submit all documents in a long manila and hanging folders
  • Two letters of recommendation. One from the high school, college or vocational training institution you last attended and the other from a guardian or relation.
  • Short essay: Maximum words count: 350-500 words auto-biography
  • Return application portfolio to: Admissions Office, Starz Campus, Airfield Sinkor, (Opposite Shark’s Business Center), P.O.Box 1040, Monrovia, Liberia
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Course Study Guide for program

  • Year 1 - First Semester
  • Year 1 - Second Semester
  • Year 2 - First Semester
  • Year 2 - Second Semester
  • Year 3 - First Semester
  • Year 3 - Second Semester
  • Year 4 - First Semester
  • Year 4 - Second Semester
First Semester

Year 1

Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 101

Freshman English I

FO 100 Freshman Orientation – STEP 1
FREN 101 French Grammar I 3
INFO 101 Computer Introduction 3
MATH 107 Pre-Calculus 4
PHYS 101 Applied Physics 3
Total credits 17
Semester 2

Year 1

Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hours

ENGL 102

Freshman English II


MATH 108

Math for Decision-Making


FREN 102

French Grammar II


GEOG 101

Global Issues in Technology


ART 277

Introduction to Digital Media I



Total Credits


Semester 1


Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
ART 205 Digital Media II 3
ENGL 201 Sophomore English I 3
INF0 278 Operating Systems 3
INFO 201 Computer Concepts & Hardware 3
MATH 203 Calculus for Business Students 0
Total credits 17
Semester 2

Year 2

Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 202 Sophomore English II 3
NET 207 Introduction to Networking 3
BEN 201 Ethics / Morals and Customer Relation 4
ENGR 286 Introduction to Database 3
ENT 266 Leadership 3
Total credits 15
Semester 1

Year 3

Course No. Course Title Credit Hours

Advanced Database Management Systems or (Database II)

  Object-Oriented Programming with Python & Java 3
INFO 306 Web Design & Management Application 3
  DB Programming: Oracle PL/SQL Server 3
  Structured System Analysis and Design 4
RSR 300 Research Method 3
Total credits 19
Semester 2

Year 3

Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
INFO 341 Legal and Ethical Issues in Data Management 3
  Data Architecture and Metadata Design 4
INFO 344 IT & Risk Management 3
INFO 355 e-Information Technology 3
Total credits 16
Semester 1

Year 4

Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
  Cloud-Based Data Distribution & Virtualization 3
INFO 465 Network & Database Security 4
MNGT 480 IT Project Management 3
  Data Warehousing Design 4
INFO 483 Technical Report Writing 3
Total credits 16
Semester 2

Year 4

Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
  SQL/Oracle Database Administration (MCSA/Oracle OCA) 4
MISD 478 Management Information System 3
INFO 491 IT Capstone/Research Final Project 3
INFO 421 Internship 6
Total credits 17

Things To Know First

After admissions approval, all registered students should check at Starz information/front desk for available schedules for selection.

When To Apply?

  Application Deadline Results
First Entrance Exams November 1 December 15
Second Entrance Exams January 1 February 15
Third Entrance Exams January 1 April 1

Where to submit necessary documents?

Documents can be submitted to the below address :

Records & Admission Office,
Starz University, Opposite Sharks
Airfield, Sinkor, Montserrado Co.