Real Estate, Minor


A minor in real estate is designed to provide an understanding of the real estate industry and to complement the major area of study. The minor program consists of a strong foundation that includes real estate fundamentals, law, appraisal and land development. Students may choose from a variety of courses such as investing, economics and urban issues to complement the foundation. Students who complete the minor will have established a competitive knowledge base for careers in the real estate industry.

Program Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours, including 12 hours of required courses and six credit hours of electives.

Students must complete a minimum of 12 hours of resident credit for the minor. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00) or higher.

The upper-division business courses required or elected for this minor will be restricted to students with 56 earned credit hours, a minimum 2.50 ASU GPA and completed course prerequisites.

Upper-Division Courses:
REA 380 Real Estate Fundamentals (3)
REA 401 Real Estate Appraisal (3)
REA 411 Real Estate Law (3)
REA 456 Real Estate Investments (3)

Elective Courses:
ALA 100 Introduction to Environmental Design, HU, H, G (3)
CON 472 Development Feasibility Reports, L (3)
GCU 361 Urban Geography, SB (3)
PUP 434 Economic Development Planning, L or SB (3)
REA 441 Real Estate Land Development (3)
SGS 310 Global Urban Systems (3)
SOS 325 The Economics of Sustainability (3)
URB 300 Urban and Metropolitan Studies (3)

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, additional courses may need to be completed as prerequisites in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment Requirements

Students in most majors may pursue at least one minor and, upon successful completion of the prescribed course work, have that accomplishment officially recognized on the ASU transcript at graduation if the college or department of the minor officially certifies, through established verification procedures, that all requirements for the minor have been met and the college (and in certain colleges, the department) of the student's major allows the official recognition of the minor.

A student wishing to pursue a specific minor should consult an academic advisor in the unit offering that minor to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. The student should also consult an academic advisor in the college or department of the major to make sure the college or department of the major allows the recognition of the minor.

Note: Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate either by the college or department of the major or minor. Courses taken as part of a minor may not count toward both the major degree and the minor. Please contact the department for more information.

Contact Information

Department of Finance | BA 160 | 480-965-4227

How to declare a minor

For more information, consult your academic advisor or an advisor in the unit offering the minor.