Friday, October 21, 2016

New Real Estate Development Minor

Undergraduates interested in careers relating to real estate and the built environment—such as architecture, business, construction management, civil engineering, historic preservation, local government, non-profit housing, public-private partnerships, landscape architecture, urban planning or related entrepreneurial ventures—can now complete a minor in real estate development.

The courses and minor are designed to provide students with an introduction to sustainable development while giving them a working knowledge of the real estate industry. They include a focus on the development process; the basics of real estate finance; urban planning and design; and the unique roles of government and the private sector.

Both the courses and minor will be open to all UMD undergraduates with a GPA of 2.0 or above, who are enrolled in any major and have completed ARCH 271/RDEV 250 with a C- or better, and can be a good stepping stone to more advanced graduate work. Students completing the minor will have a head start in pursuing a Masters of Real Estate Development at UMD: 9 credits for the Master’s will already be satisfied.

Interested students can find more information and an online application at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation's website: http://www.arch.umd.edu/arch/minors-arch.