Dec 08, 2023  
2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 

Real Estate Major

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For academic requirements that apply to all students in the College of Business, please refer to the College of Business section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

Degree Requirements

University Core (General Education) Requirements - Total Credits: 33-37

Where specific courses are not identified, please see the related section of the Undergraduate Catalog for information about which courses may satisfy university core requirements.

English Composition - Total Credits: 6

English Literature - Total Credits: 3

Constitutions - Total Credits: 3-6

Mathematics - Total Credits: 3

Distribution Requirement Social Science


  • Because the courses taught by the College of Business are deemed part of the social sciences distribution area, students pursuing a major in the College of Business must fulfill the distribution requirement by completing courses in each of two content areas outside the major area of study. Those areas are: Humanities and Fine Arts; and Natural Sciences and Analytical Thinking.


  • Humanities and Fine Arts - Total Credits: 9

  • Humanites, 6 credits required
  • A humanities course other than one with a COM prefix

  • Fine Arts, 3 credits required

  • Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking - Total Credits: 9-10

  • Life and Physical Sciences, 6-7 credits required

  • science with a lab
  • non-lab science
  • Analytical Thinking, 3 credits required

Multicultural and International - Total Credits: 6

Three credits in each area are required. These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: (Some business students may satisfy these requirements with courses required for a business major.)
• Multicultural, 3 credits required
• International, 3 credits required

Non-business Electives - Credits Vary

The number of non-business electives necessary for each student varies based on how many credits a student uses to satisfy the requirements identified above. The minimum credits required to earn a degree from the College of Business is 124.


  1. Suggested programs of study:
    Students who intend to focus on certain functional areas in real estate can choose one of the following suggested programs.
    1. Real Estate Development
      The program enables students to expand their planning and analytical skills required for real estate development. Students will also learn environmental, economic and legal issues in land development.
      1. Real estate core courses
      2. Select four elective courses from:
        AAL 430, AAL 446, BLW 431, BLW 435, ECON 470, GEOL 430, RE 333, RE 451, RE 452, RE 481, RE 490.
    2. Finance and Investments
      This program focuses on the application of financial analysis and valuation in real estate markets and the techniques of analyzing real estate investments.
      1. Real estate core courses
      2. Select four elective courses from:
        FIN 303, FIN 307, FIN 312, FIN 322, RE 333, RE 495.
  2. Every student must complete a three-credit multicultural course and a three-credit international course. Courses satisfying other requirements may simultaneously satisfy the multicultural and international requirements. However, one course may not satisfy both the multicultural and the international requirements. For an approved list, visit
  3. The prerequisite for some electives, such as ACC 401, ECON 470 and GEOL 430, are not degree applicable.

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