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Undergraduate Programs

The Runstad Department offers a major and minor in real estate. The major and minor are designed to provide students with an academic and professional exposure to the field of real estate and strong analytical skills that can be applied broadly. Both programs are interdisciplinary and incorporate courses from a number of disciplines that interact with real estate (construction management, architecture, urban planning, finance, sociology,… to name a few) to prepare students to work in complex environments. The major and minor will prepare students for careers in real estate finance, asset management, brokerage, urban and real estate development, or housing among many other potential career paths.

The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Real Estate requires the completion of 50 credits of approved courses. This includes 31 credit hours of core real estate courses,and a total of 19 credits of interdisciplinary electives. This is a minimum requirement major, and students in good academic standing can declare the major at any point once they complete RE 250: Introduction to Real Estate with a minimum grade of 2.0. 

The Real Estate Minor requires the completion of 25 credits of approved courses, including a minimum of 16 credits in undergraduate real estate courses. The other 9 credits can come from undergraduate real estate courses or from approved related courses from other departments as listed in the curriculum section. 

Tentative Undergraduate Schedule 2021-2022

RE 250: Introduction to Real Estate is a great introduction to the real estate field and a prerequisite to most other courses. It is offered every quarter, including in the summer, but is a high demand course, so register as soon as you can in the quarter you want to take it.

Students need to have completed RE 250 with a minimum 2.0 grade and must be in good standing with the University in order to declare the major. Students who meet these requirements may declare the major at any time.

Please complete this form if you are ready to complete the form and we will submit the Change of Major form on your behalf or contact with any questions.

Contact your major department adviser in order to declare the minor. 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.

Contact an advisor through remajor@uw.eduif you have any questions related to the Real Estate Major and contact if you have any questions related to the Real Estate Minor.


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The Real Estate  Major + Minor has been created with the generous support of Windermere Real Estate and the Jacobi family.