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.e