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:

CIS 308 Advanced Excel in Business (3)
CIS 309 Business Process Management (3)
CIS 311 Business Project Management (3)
CIS 405 Business Intelligence (3)
ECN 315 Money & Banking (3)
GCU 357 Social Geography (SB) (3)
GCU 361 Urban Geography (SB) (3)
GPH 381 Geography of Natural Resources (G) (3)
LDE 363 Landscape Planting Design (3)
MKT 390 Essentials of Marketing (3)
MKT 391 Essentials of Selling (3)
MKT 396 Essentials of Services Marketing (3)
PUP 301 Introduction to Urban Planning (L) (3)
PUP 410 Public Participation in Planning (3)
PUP 432 Planning and Development Control Law (3)
PUP 452 Ethics and Theory in Planning (L) (3)
PUP 465 Sustainable Urbanism (3)
PUP 494 Environment, Justice & Cities (3)
REA 441 Real Estate Land Development (3)
SOS 300 Advanced Concepts and Integrated Approaches in Sustainability (3)
SOS 310 Equity, Justice and Sustainability (3)
SOS 311 Future Thinking and Strategies (3)
SOS 320 Society and Sustainability (L or SB) (3)
SOS 321 Policy and Governance in Sustainable Systems (3)
SOS 323 Sustainable Urban Dynamics (3)
SOS 325 The Economics of Sustainability (3)
SOS 328 Sustainability and Enterprise (3)
SOS 385 Business and Sustainability I (3)
SOS 465 Sustainable Urbanism (3)
URB 300 Urban and Metropolitan Studies (3)
URB 305 Urban Governance (3)
URB 405 Citizen Engagement and Community Building (3)

Additional course options may be available, consult with your advisor

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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