Real Estate*

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


  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 upper division hours of required courses and 6 hours of electives for this concentration area.
  • A minimum of 12 hours for this concentration must be completed at ASU.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00) or higher.
  • * The upper division business courses required or elected for this concentration will be restricted to students with 56 earned credit hours, a minimum 2.50 ASU GPA and course prerequisites.

Core 12 Hours Upper-Division Required

REA 380 Real Estate Fundamentals (3)* (offered fall only)

REA 411 Real Estate Law (3)* (Students who have credit for REA 411 may not enroll in LES 411.) (offered spring only)

REA 401 Real Estate Appraisal (3)*

REA 456 Real Estate Investments (3)* (offered spring only)


Electives 6 Hours Required
Choose elective courses from the following:

ALA 100 Introduction to Environmental Design, HU & H & G (3)

GCU 361 Urban Geography, SB (3)

PUP 434 Urban Land Economics (3) (Prerequisites: PUP 301 with C or better)

REA 441 Real Estate Land Development (3)*

SGS 310 Global Urban Systems (3) (Prerequisites: SGS 101 or SGS 301, & SGS 103 or SGS 303 with a grade of C or better)

SOS 325 The Economics of Sustainability, G (3) (Prerequisites: Non-Sustainability major with 2 of the following courses: SOS 100, SOS 110, SOS 111 (or PUP 190), SOS 300 with C or better)

URB 300 Urban and Metropolitan Studies (3) (Credit is allowed for only URB 100 or 300)

CON 472 Developmental Feasibility Reports, L (3) (Prerequisites: Construction BS or Design BSD students and a D or better in REA380)

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.









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