The Real Estate curriculum is designed to prepare students for the many careers in real estate as well as provide them the foundation necessary for graduate study in this field. As part of the coursework for the Real Estate major, students will be introduced to ARGUS Financial Analysis, the real estate industry's leading property analysis software. Satisfactory completion of FIN 3405 (Principles of Real Estate), FIN 4220/4221 (Real Estate Law of Agency and Contracts), and one other Real Estate course will qualify an individual to take the Texas real estate sales license examination administered by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC).
Students with a major in Real Estate may find employment opportunities in mortgage banking and brokerage, real estate appraisal, real estate development, real estate management/leasing and tenant representation, and commercial/residential/ industrial brokerage.
FIN 3405 Principles of Real Estate
FIN 4330 Real Estate Appraisal
FIN 4335 Real Estate Investments
One real estate elective selected from the following:
FIN 4220/4221 Real Estate Law of Agency and Contracts
FIN 4340 Real Estate Finance
FIN 4345 Real Estate Management
ECO 4325 Urban and Regional Economic Analysis
For a complete listing of real estate courses and descriptions, see Courses—Real Estate. In addition, a Real Estate Advising Sheet listing recommended real estate electives and other electives by career objective is available from the Department.