Undergraduate degree programs

Real estate

Real estate

Open to current undergraduate students university-wide, the W. P. Carey minor in real estate delivers an in-depth understanding of the real estate industry. You will build a foundation in real estate fundamentals, law, appraisal, and land development, preparing you to embark on opportunities in various areas of real estate, as well as related industries.

Real estate minor courses

Students will take six courses to complete the W. P. Carey minor in real estate — including four required upper-division courses, and two courses from the eight approved electives in the real estate minor curriculum.

Approved electives

  • Introduction to Environmental Design
  • Developmental Feasibility Reports
  • Urban Geography
  • Economic Development Planning
  • Real Estate Land Development
  • Global Urban Systems
  • The Economics of Sustainability
  • Urban and Metropolitan Studies

Required upper-division courses

  • Real Estate Fundamentals
  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • Real Estate Law
  • Real Estate Investments

Career opportunities

The real estate minor provides students with an understanding of the ways in which their particular major can be integrated into the real estate industry. Though further certification or licensure may be required, this minor can also prepare students for careers in real estate sales or brokerage, community association management, appraisal, real estate management and development, public and/or private land use planning, and even real estate portfolio management.

How to enroll

The real estate minor consists of 18 credit hours, including 12 hours of required courses and six hours of electives. You can enroll in the required or elective upper division courses required for completion of the real estate minor once you have completed 56 credit hours, including all course prerequisites, and have met the minimum 2.50 GPA requirement. All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Contact your advisor for more information.

The W. P. Carey minor in real estate is open to current undergraduate students university-wide. However, course offerings for the minor in real estate vary by semester. Please consult with a W. P. Carey academic advisor to see if it will be possible for you to complete the real estate minor for your intended graduation date, and to learn more about declaring a minor at the W. P. Carey School of Business.