Runstad Department of Real Estate

Real Estate Undergraduate Minor

The minor in real estate is open to all undergraduate students across the University of Washington. It is designed to provide students with an opportunity to obtain comprehensive exposure to the field of real estate. Real estate is core to both our society and economic well-being. Real estate professionals serve a central role in the development of the built environment from deciding what will be developed and how it will be funded to leasing and managing real property.

The real estate minor requires to have completed 25 credits of approved courses. A minimum of 16 credits (including Introduction to Real Estate) of undergraduate real estate courses are required. The other 9 credits can come from undergraduate real estate courses or from graduate real estate courses with the permission of the instructors or from approved related courses from other departments as listed in the curriculum section.

The minor in real estate has been created with the generous support of Windermere Real Estate and the Jacobi family.

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Declare the Minor 

Meet with your major department adviser in order to declare the minor. Your major department adviser must sign the Change of Major/Minor Form. It can be done at any time once you have declared a major with one exception. You cannot declare a minor after the deadline for applying to graduate. You cannot declare a minor after the deadline for applying to graduate. Students who have declared the minor will receive priority in registering for real estate courses during the first registration period.


Sign up here if you want to be added to the listserv to receive information about the minor and career opportunities in real estate. Use your UW email address and confirm your request by accepting the link on the confirmation email.


Rebecca Walter and Arthur Acolin serve as the Co-Directors and Advisers for the minor. Please contact them through if you have any questions related to the real estate minor. You can also schedule a meeting with Arthur or Rebecca by clicking on their names.