Undergraduate Real Estate Concentration
The real estate industry has always been a dynamic part of the Texas economy – and that’s still true today. Professionals who can analyze real estate investments, assess risk and organize financing are in demand. Those who graduate with real estate skills may pursue careers across a range of specialties including broker, property manager, appraiser, investment analyst, asset manager, developer and real estate credit underwriter. Motivated students may use many of their real estate classes to fulfill requirements for the Texas Real Estate Commission’s licensure.
A student interested in a Real Estate concentration may pursue a guided program as part of either a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BS BA) degree or a Bachelor of Science in Finance (BS-Finance) degree. Real estate courses are available as electives to all students.
Any UT Dallas student interested in a real estate career may join the Real Estate Club. Members meet UT Dallas alumni and executives in the industry, take part in student competitions and get help with internships and employment opportunities.
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- BS BA Majors
- Finance Majors
- Employer Inquiries
The real estate world is complex with so many interconnected and moving pieces that it’s tough for those without training to grasp the scope of issues in this profession. This concentration is designed to expose students to industry specific knowledge and provide them the skills to understand issues of value and market dynamics – information that will help them regardless of their current field of study or ultimate career goal.
An understanding of real estate is important to those heading for careers in finance banking, construction, transportation, investments or retail. Whether you are pursuing a career in real estate or simply looking for an interesting elective, we have courses within the real estate programs that are designed to meet your needs and help you understand this dynamic environment.
Concentration requirements (9 hours):
- REAL 3305 Real Estate Principles
- REAL 3365 Real Estate Finance and Advanced Principles
- REAL 4321 Real Estate Law and Contracts
Concentration electives (select 15 hours from):
- any upper lever JSOM course
- PA/GEOG 3377 Urban Planning
- GISC 4385 GIS for Real Estate
Finance students may focus their studies on the Real Estate track. These students should consult with their Finance coach or an academic advisor, about course selection and progression. These are suggested courses for Finance students:
Our students want internship opportunities.
Real estate representatives are encouraged to consider UT Dallas students for internships. The rigorous coursework our students complete will bring your organization up-to-the-minute skills that you may tap for a short project or as a long-term resource. Contact one of our Career Management Center professionals to discuss your internship opportunities.
Permanent or Contract Positions
Many employers set up interview sessions at UT Dallas. We will provide you with a separate room and several candidates to interview. Our staff will screen interviewees and make your hiring process efficient and effective. Contact the Career Management Center for information.
Do you have time to be a mentor?
Even if you are not ready to bring on an intern or employee, we encourage you to get involved with a student in an informal mentor arrangement. This low-level commitment, as little as several hours a semester, encourages senior real estate professionals to spend time with a student considering a real estate career. You might share stories, help with goal setting or even talk about classwork. Many executives find this to be a rewarding role and students say these informal relationships are invaluable. Contact George DeCourcy if this opportunity interests you.