Bachelor of Science in Real Estate

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The Bachelor of Science in Real Estate (BSRE) is a comprehensive undergraduate major that teaches the core concepts of real estate including real estate finance and project management, while integrating unique offerings including design and related environmental concerns. Traditional career paths include real estate investment and financial analysis, project design and development, asset and portfolio management, and urban planning and policy.

The BSRE curriculum is intended for all undergraduate students pursuing careers in real estate, including double majors in architecture, business, environmental studies, and other liberal arts degrees. Students are also encouraged to consider a 4+1 degree track with the Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development (MSRED) program.

  • Faculty of Industry Professionals: Learn from current practitioners who bring real-world experience and a commitment to teaching. Get to know our faculty.
  • Entrepreneurial Opportunities: The unique Real Estate Capstone involves practical skill-building while working on real-world real estate proposals
  • Research & Analysis: Students and faculty engage in industry research to advance the field
  • Global Relevance: Coursework focuses on local examples of key national and global issues, such as river and water management, historic and cultural preservation, community health and engagement, and transportation and regional growth

Comprehensive Curriculum

Our comprehensive curriculum gives students a deep understanding of fundamental real estate principles.

  • SRED 2010 Introduction to Real Estate
  • SRED 2020 Real Estate Transactions
  • SRED 2030 Real Estate Finance
  • SRED 2040 Fundamentals of Real Estate Development
  • SRED 2050 Design & Real Estate
  • SRED 3070 Urbanism & Real Estate
  • SRED 3080 Real Estate Capstone

In addition to the core curriculum, students choose from a variety of elective courses to further enhance their understanding of specific real estate topics, including:

  • SRED 4505 Climate Change & The Built Environment
  • SRED 4515 Sustainable Urban Development
  • SRED 4520 Cities, Disasters and Decisions
  • SRED 4525 Comm RE Analysis with ARGUS
  • SRED 4530 Infrastructure Planning and Financing
  • SRED 4540 Building Performance
  • SRED 4930 Real Estate Technology
  • SRED 4931 Advanced Real Estate Finance
  • SRED 4932 Water Management & The Built Environment
  • SRED 4933 Zoning and Land Use
  • SRED 4934 Real Estate Capital Markets and Finance Products

Students interested in real estate coursework can also pursue a Minor in Real Estate. A Minor in Real Estate requires students to take SRED 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 and any SRED 4xxx elective. These courses are also required for the BS in Real Estate.

Degree Information

Suggested Plan of Study (PDFtext).

SRED Major/Minor Declaration Form (PDF).

SRED 4560 Internship Form (PDF).