Graduate Certificate in Database Systems

The graduate certificate in Database Systems is designed to provide both theory and practical knowledge in database design, development and implementation, advanced database concepts, database administration, as well as data mining. In-depth practice in the use of Structure Query Language (SQL) will also be provided. This certificate will prepare one to be a database professional, or work in any other information systems career in which knowledge of capturing, storing, retrieving, organizing, and analyzing information is important.

Please read the following information carefully - university policy concerning certificates has changed.

Students interested in pursuing the Data Science Certificate must fill out the Declaration of Certificate Form.  This form must be signed by a Computer Science advisor and turned into the Registrar's office. 

Then you will apply online for your Completion of Certificate using the same instructions as applying for graduation online. If you have any issues with this email

All courses must have been completed within 5 years of receipt of application with a “C" or higher.

Completion of the certificate will be noted on the official transcript at the end of the semester.


To earn a Certificate in Database Systems, participants must complete 12 hours from the following courses:

Programming Pre-requisite

Choose one of:

COP 5007 Software Engineering Foundations: Java Programming
CGS 3464 Visual Programming
COP 2253 Java Programming
COP 2334 Programming Using C++


COP 5725 Database Systems
Choose two of:
COP 6727 Advanced Database Systems
CAP 5771 Data Mining
COP 5775 Database Administration

View the Computer Science Department's Academic Learning Compact Computer Science (PDF)

Please direct questions to:
Dr. Sikha Bagui
Building 4, Room 227
(850) 474-3022

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