UW Runstad Department of Real Estate

RE Major and Minor FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


When will I be able to add the Real Estate major?

We can initiate the change of major form once your final grade for R E 250 has been officially posted.

When will I be able to add the Real Estate minor?

Minors can be added once you have a major declared and can be done via your major’s adviser. For example, if you intend to major in Finance, once you’ve been accepted into Foster, your adviser there can declare your RE minor for you.

How will I stay on track if I can’t declare my major until the end of the quarter?

The Real Estate major has been designed to be completed in as little as 3 academic quarters once you’ve been admitted. This is already a much shorter timeframe than many other majors on campus. Plan ahead to declare at least 3 quarters before when you intend to graduate, and be sure to keep track of the number of credits you’ve taken!

What if I can’t get into classes?

The core classes for the Real Estate major are locked for students currently in the major through Priority Registration Period I. Students in the minor can enroll into these core classes beginning in Registration Period II (typically after the first month). Our core classes are offered at least the 3 major quarters of the year (Autumn, Winter, Spring) with the exception of R E 480. If you find that a class is full, sign up for NotifyUW alerts asap, then contact the RE academic adviser.

What are some minors that are most applicable to a Real Estate major?

The focus of our program is on evidence-based approaches, data-informed decision-making (hence requirements like Analytical Skills), and community engagement. Common minors students in RE pursue include: Applied Mathematics; Business Administration; Computational Finance; Construction Management; Data Science; Economics; Informatics; Leadership

What are some examples of jobs that students with a Real Estate education apply for?

Real Estate students go on to pursue a number of different opportunities since the field is so broad. Recent alumni have accepted positions such as Associate Broker, Development Analyst, Project Manager, and Sales Management Associate.

How much money can a Real Estate grad reasonably expect to earn?

Based on the small sample of students who have graduated and completed our post-graduation survey, a typical alum has a starting base salary of ~$50,000 (not including any bonuses/benefits that may also be part of an onboarding package).