USC Price School of Public Policy

Minor in Real Estate Development

This minor provides students with an overview of the field of real estate development — its principles, urban context and history, finance, as well as the opportunity to select an elective. The minor requires 20 units, including four core classes and 4 units of electives. The minor is intended for any students with interests in careers in real estate or other related areas such as architecture, construction, finance, urban planning, or related entrepreneurial ventures.

Required Courses

Students are required to take the following courses:

  • PPD 227 Urban Planning and Development or
    PPD 245 Urban Context for Policy and Planning (4 units)
  • RED 362 Real Estate Development Fundamentals (4 units)
  • FBE 400x Introduction to Real Estate Finance and Development or
    RED 375 Real Estate Development Analysis (4 units)
  • RED 417 History of Planning and Development (4 units)

Electives (select one course):

  • PPD 358 Urban and Regional Economics (4 units)
  • PPD 439 Housing and Community Development (4 units)
  • PPD 461 Sustainable Communities, Policy and Planning (4 units)
  • RED 425 Designing Livable Communities (4 units)

Contact Information

Sarah Esquivel, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admission
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 111
Los Angeles, California 90089-0626
(213) 740-0399
sesquive@usc.edu