Credit or registration for one of the following is required at the time of application:
- Business students: FIN 357
- Non-business students: FIN 320F
NOTE: ECO 301 or the equivalent (ECO 304K and ECO 304L) is strongly recommended for non-business students. The program’s required coursework will build upon the economic principles taught in this (these) course(s).
The Texas URE program requires six distinct courses totaling 18 semester hours. The coursework synthesizes multiple disciplines to provide a comprehensive real estate education. The requirements are divided into three categories as follows along with an Ethics Requirement:
Ethics Requirement (select one):
Required for students graduating under the 2016‐2018 Course Catalog, but recommended for all.
- Video Delivery
Texas URE students may fulfill the ethics education requirement by viewing a series of videos entitled “Ethics
Unwrapped” and either 1) answering related discussion questions or 2) doing further research on a topic of interest
within the field of ethics. Each five-to-seven minute video in the series is accompanied by a written transcript,
discussion questions, and an extensive reading list.
Texas URE students may fulfill the ethics education requirement by completing Professor Paula Murray’s LEB 363 course
(Real Estate Law). This course contains a significant ethics component, which is delivered via a variety of methods (e.g.,
lecture, discussion, and case analysis).
Panel Discussion or Speaker Series
Texas URE students may fulfill the ethics education requirement by attending a panel discussion or speaker series with industry professionals who discuss their personal/professional exposure to ethical dilemmas and ethical best practices within the real estate industry. Opportunities will vary and are not offered every semester. ONLY events hosted by the UT Real Estate Finance & Investment Center, and advertised as meeting the Texas URE ethics component, will count.
Texas URE students may fulfill the ethics education requirement by alternative means, as approved by Professor William Way, the Program Advisor. This may include a pre-‐approved, faculty supervised independent ethics project or paper.
CATEGORY A (3 Hours)
||Introduction to Real Estate and Urban Land Development (Prerequisite: credit or registration for Finance 357 or Finance 320F)
The courses necessary to obtain the Texas URE certification may have additional prerequisites and admission to the program is required as a condition of enrollment in some courses. It typically requires three long semesters to complete the 18 hours of real estate certificate classes due to availability and sequencing.
Credit/registration for either FIN 320F or FIN 357 is required at the time of application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Once accepted to the program, non-finance students may request access to add RE 358 and take both courses concurrently. However, if the finance course is dropped, enrollment in RE 358 must also be withdrawn.
Curriculum Schedule & Planning
At this time, the program's prerequisite courses are offered every semester, during the summer and also online through University Extension. RE 358 is currently offered each fall and spring, RE 378K is offered only in spring, LEB 363 is offered only in spring and RE 376G is offered only in the fall. RE 358, RE 378K, LEB 363 and RE 376G are not offered in the summer.