Curriculum

The real estate minor requires 25 credits of approved courses. This includes 3 credits of RE250 (previously RE350) Introduction to Real Estate and at least 13 credits of core undergraduate real estate courses (or approved substitutes). RE250 is a prerequisite for all other real estate courses. The other 9 credits can come from approved related courses. The curriculum covers both the residential and commercial real estate sectors. It has been structured for students majoring in disciplines across the university.

Undergraduate Real Estate Classes

Required Course

Course Number Course Name Credits Notes
RE 250 Intro to Real Estate 3 credits Required Course and Prerequisite for other RE Courses

Core Real Estate Courses

At least 13 credits (and up to 22 credits) need to come from undergraduate real estate courses or approved substitutes as shown below:

Course Number Course Name Credits Notes
RE 416/516 Real Estate Market Analysis 4 credits
RE 361 Property Transaction Law 3 credits
RE 411/511 Real Estate Valuation & Appraisal 3 credits
RE 363
FIN 445
Real Estate Development Process
Real Estate Development
3 credits
4 credits
Substitute
RE 364 Real Estate Asset & Portfolio Management 3 credits Substitute
RE 465
FIN 425
Intro to Real Estate Finance
Intro to Real Estate Finance & Investment
3 credits
4 credits
Substitute
RE 497/597
URBDP 404
GEOG 317
GEOG 360
Real Estate Data Modeling
Intro to GIS
Geographic Info & Spatial
Analysis GIS and Mapping
4 credits
3 credits
5 credits
5 credits
Substitute
Substitute. GEOG Students
Substitute
RE 400 Real Estate Accounting 3 credits
RE 401/563
RE 401/563
Housing Markets & Policy
Early Fall Study Abroad
3 credits
5 credits
Both courses can be counted for a total of 8 credits
FIN 435 Real Estate Capital Markets 4 credits Prereq. FIN 350
RE 490 Independent Study 1-3 credits

For courses that have substitutes, only the primary course or one of its substitutes can count toward the minor except otherwise noted.

Non-Real Estate courses that may count toward the minor

Course Number Course Name Credits
ACCTG 215 Intro to Accounting & Financial Reporting 5 credits
ACCTG 219 Essentials of Accounting 4 credits
BE 200 Intro to Built Environments 3 credits
BE 210 A Global History of the Built Environment I and II 5 credits
BE 220 Cities, Health, & Well-being 3 credits
BE 230 Living with Disasters 5 credits
BE 405 Built Environments Studio 6 credits
CEP 200 Intro to Community & Environmental Planning 5 credits
CEP 498 CEP 498 Planning Practicum 1 – 9 credits
CM 250 Construction & Culture 5 credits
CM 310 Intro to the Construction Industry 3 credits
GEOG 277 Geography of Cities 5 credits
GEOG 432 Geography of Inequality 5 credits
GEOG 445 Geography of Housing 5 credits
QMETH 201 Intro to Statistical Methods 4 credits
STAT 311 Elements of Statistical Methods 5 Credits
STAT
310/CS&SS
320/SOC
320
Evaluating Social Science Evidence 5 credits
URBDP 200 Introduction to Urbanization 5 credits
URBDP 300 Introduction to Urban Planning 5 credits
URBDP 466 Infrastructure and Community Facilities 4 credits

Learning Outcomes

Students in the minor will develop technical, statistical, and analytical skills that will enable them to interpret data across a wide range of topics. This analysis will aid in addressing many of the challenges facing the world today. The interdisciplinary nature of real estate will be highlighted throughout the minor and in a variety of learning environments that students will encounter.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Be able to communicate technical and complex material in an effective manner in a professional real estate environment
  • Practice according to the professional, ethical, and legal standards expected in the real estate industry
  • Understand the participants and processes involved in the real estate market
  • Appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of real estate and how it fits into a broader economic and social framework
  • Understand the key differences across the various property types and functions
  • Understand the steps involved in a real estate transaction
  • Apply a range of analytical and quantitative techniques in an applied real estate context, including real estate appraisal and mortgage calculations
  • Adopt innovative problem solving and transfer appropriate knowledge and methods across different topics
  • Understand how the structure of urban areas impact the demand and supply of real estate and how these feed into broader issues such as public policy and regional economic development and planning