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The real estate minor requires 25 credits of approved courses.

    • 3 credits of RE 250 (previously RE 350) Introduction to Real Estate
    • 13 – 22 credits of core undergraduate real estate courses (or approved substitutes)
    • 0 – 9 credits can come from approved interdisciplinary courses

The curriculum covers both the residential and commercial real estate sectors. It has been structured for students majoring in disciplines across the university.

A minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA is required for courses applied to the minor and courses taken as satisfactory/non satisfactory cannot count toward the minor (except exceptional circumstances quarter).

Tentative Undergraduate Real Estate Schedule 22-23

UW Time Schedule

Download this worksheet to track your progress towards the minor.

Undergraduate Real Estate Classes

Required Course

Course Number Course Name Credits Notes
RE 250 Intro to Real Estate 3 credits Prerequisite for 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:

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

Course Number Course Name Credits Notes
RE 361 Property Transactions 3 credits
RE 363

FIN 445

Real Estate Development Process

Real Estate Development

3 credits

4 credits

Primary                   Substitute
RE 397 Introduction to Real Estate Modeling 3 credits
RE 401/563 Housing Markets & Policy

Early Fall Study Abroad

3 credits

5 credits

Both can be counted for a total of 8 credits
RE 411/511 Real Estate Valuation & Appraisal 3 credits
RE 416/516 Real Estate Market Analysis 4 credits
RE 431 Real Estate Asset & Portfolio Management 3 credits
FIN 435 Real Estate Capital Markets 4 credits Prereq FIN 350
RE 459 Risk in Sustainable Development 3 credits
RE 464 Affordable Housing 4 credits
RE 413

FIN 425

Intro to Real Estate Finance

Intro to Real Estate Finance & Investment

4 credits

4 credits

Primary              Substitute
RE 466 Advanced Housing Studies 4 credits
RE 497/597 Real Estate Data Modeling 4 credits
RE 490 Independent Study 1-3 credits

Approved Interdisciplinary Electives

NoteApproved Interdisciplinary Electives

Click on Approved Interdisciplinary Electives tab above, to see the list of approved electives.

Course Number Course Name Credits
ACCTG 215 Intro to Accounting & Financial Reporting 5 credits
ACCTG 219 Essentials of Accounting 4 credits
ARCH 200 Architectural Design and Representation I 5 credits
ARCH 201 Architectural Design and Representation II 5 credits
ARCH 350 Architecture of the Ancient World 3-5 credits
ARCH 351 Architecture of the Medieval and Early Modern World 3-5 credits
ARCH 352 History of Modern Architecture 3-5 credits
ARCH 452 History of Architecture in Seattle and Environs 3 credits
ARCH 534 Green Technology 3 credits
ARCH 538 Building Reuse Seminar: Investigating the Value of Existing Buildings 3 credits
B CMU 301 Strategies Business Communication 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 Planning Practicum 1 – 9 credits
CM 250 Construction and Culture 5 credits
CM 260 Digital Tools 3 credits
CM 310 Intro to the Construction Industry 3 credits
CM 311 Construction Documents 2 credits
CM 335 Sustainable Construction 3 credits
CM 416 Residential Project Development 3 credits
COM 220 Introduction to Public Speaking 5 credits
COM 270 Interpersonal Communication 5 credits
GEOG 277 Geography of Cities 5 credits
GEOG 317 Geographic Information and Spatial Analysis 5 credits
GEOG 360 GIS and Mapping 5 credits
GEOG 432 Geography of Inequality 5 credits
GEOG 445 Geography of Housing 5 credits
INFO 360 Design Methods 4 credits
INFO 380 Information Systems Analysis and Design 5 credits
LARCH 212 Designing the Future 5 credits
LARCH 300 Introductory Landscape Architecture Design Studio 6 credits
LARCH 341 Site Design and Planning 3 credits
LARCH 352 History of Landscape Architecture 5 credits
LARCH 353 History of Modern Landscape Architecture 5 credits
LARCH 361 The Human Experience of Place 3 credits
LARCH 363 Ecological Design and Planning 3 credits
LARCH 454 History of Urban Landscapes and Environments 5 credits
MGMT 200 Introduction to Law 5 credits
MGMT 300 Leadership and Organizational Behavior 4 credits
MGMT 401 Leadership Development 4 credits
MGMT 402 Negotiations 4 credits
MGMT 407 Managing a Global Workforce 4 credits
MGMT 445 Multicultural Marketing and Business Development 4 credits
MKTG 275 Marketing Essentials 3 credits
MKTG 301 Marketing Concepts 4 credits
MKTG 335 Principles of Selling 4 credits
MKTG 370 Retailing 4 credits
MKTG 450 Consumer Behavior 4 credits
MKTG 462 Customer Analytics 4 credits
PUBPOL 201 Introduction to Public Policy and Governance 5 credits
SOC 215 Intro to Urban Sociology 5 credits
SOC 415 The City and Neighborhood Dynamics 5 credits
T URB 480 Housing in the United States 5 credits
URBDP 200 Introduction to Urbanization 5 credits
URBDP 300 Introduction to Urban Planning 5 credits
URBDP 404 Intro to GIS 3 credits
URBDP 424 Site Planning: Issues and Techniques 3 credits
URBDP 450 Introduction to Land Use, Growth Management, and Environmental Planning 3 credits
URBDP 466 Infrastructure and Community Facilities 4 credits

For questions regarding courses that could potentially count towards the real estate minor, please contact

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