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URE | Curriculum


Program Prerequisites

Full-time degree-seeking undergraduate enrollment at UT Austin, upper-division standing (60 hours) and credit or registration for the following are required at the time of application to the program:
  • Business Students: FIN 357
  • Non-Business Students: ACC 310F and FIN 320F (may apply to program upon credit for ACC 310F, and credit or registration for 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).

Program Requirements

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 outlined below.

  • Only course topics SPECIFICALLY LISTED on the program website, or topics pre-approved by either the real estate program advisor or director, will be accepted for credit.
  • ALL prerequisites and 18 hours of program courses MUST be taken on the LETTER-GRADE BASIS.
  • Courses completed at other academic institutions or abroad CANNOT be counted toward or in lieu of the program's 18 hours of coursework.
  • PREREQUISITES APPLY. Admission to the program is required as a condition of enrollment in some courses. 
  • Registration WAIVERS are necessary for RE 358 and LEB 363 (for non-business students).
  • Some Category C courses require PERMISSION of the instructor and/or department to enroll.
  • Students may begin taking courses for credit toward the real estate program PRIOR TO ACCEPTANCE, contingent upon registration access.

  • CATEGORY A (3 Hours) - Required

      Course Number Description
      RE 358 Introduction to Real Estate and Urban Land Development (Fall and Spring; Prerequisites: ACC 310F, and credit or registration for FIN 320F, for non-business majors; credit or registration for FIN 357, for business majors) Acceptance to the Real Estate Program and registration waiver required for non-business student enrollment.
  • CATEGORY B (6 Hours) - Choose 2

      Course Number Description
      RE 360 Taxation of Real Estate Investments (Spring 2017; Fall Only thereafter; Prerequisite: RE 358) Cross-listed with ACC 378 Taxation of Real Estate Investments for Accounting majors and minors.
      RE 376G Real Estate Investments (Fall Only; Prerequisite: RE 358)
      RE 378K Real Estate Finance and Syndication (Spring Only; Prerequisite: RE 358 or FIN 367)
      LEB 363 Real Estate Law (Spring Only; Registration Waiver Required for Non-Business Students)
  • CATEGORY C (9 Hours) - Choose 3

      Course Number Description
      ACC 326* Intermediate Financial Accounting OR
      ACC 378.4/RE 360 Taxation of Real Estate Investments
      ARC 308 Architecture and Society
      ARC 318K Survey I: World Architecture: Origins to 1750
      ARC 318L World Architecture: Industrial Revolution to Present
      ARC 327C Urban Design/History/Criticism
      ARC 342E History and Theories of Landscape Architecture I
      ARC 342F History and Theories of Landscape Architecture II
      ARC 350R 2-American Dream: Status Quo/Alternatives
      ARC 350R 3-Urban Design Practice
      ARC 350R A.R.E.A.-ER: Alternative Real Estate Action: Experiential Research
      ARC 350R Case Studies: Concept to Construction
      ARC 350R City as Form and Idea in Europe and the US
      ARC 350R Garden City to New Community
      ARC 350R Global Housing Challenge
      ARC 350R Housing and Culture in the US
      ARC 350R Managing the Design Project
      ARC 350R Regenerative Architecture
      ARC 350R ULI Workshop
      ARC 350R Urban Landscapes and Place Making
      ARC 351R Visualization/Digital Representation in Design
      ARE 323K Project Management and Economics
      ARE 358 Cost Estimating in Construction
      ARE 366 Contracts, Liability and Ethics
      ARE 376 Building Information Modeling
      CRP 369K Principles of Physical Planning
      ECO 334K Urban Economics
      ECO 334L Regional Economics
      FIN 377.3 REIT Fund (application & acceptance to the FAP Program required)
      GRG 310C Spatial Data and Analysis
      GRG 360G Environmental Geographic Information Systems
      GRG 337/ARC 350R-1 The Modern American City
      GRG 356T The Culture of Cities
      GRG 356T Special Topics in GIS Modeling (Approved Topic: Analysis of Movement)
      LEB 363** Real Estate Law
      RE 376G** Real Estate Investments
      RE 378K** Real Estate Finance & Syndication
      URB 301/GRG 307C Introduction to Urban Studies
      URB 354.7 Topics in Real Estate (Credit for topics subject to approval)
    • *Restricted to business majors.
    • **Restricted to non-business majors in Category C. Non-business students may only receive 3 hours credit toward the program's required 18 hours for these courses; they cannot be counted twice for credit in Categories B & C.

Course Registration

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and a response is typically sent within a few days. Once accepted to the program, students may request registration waivers for RE 358 and LEB 363. RE 376G and RE 378K have a prerequisite of RE 358; however, a waiver is not required.

Curriculum Schedule & Planning

The real estate program typically requires three long semesters to complete all 18 hours of requirements, due to availability and sequencing of courses. 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, RE 376G is offered only in the fall. Category C course offering schedules are determined by the respective department. Real estate program courses are NOT typically offered in the summer.