USC Price School of Public Policy

Minor in Real Estate Development

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The minor in Real Estate Development provides students an overview of the field — its principles, urban context and history, and finance. The minor requires 20 units, including four core classes and 4 units of electives.

The minor is intended for students interested in a career in real estate or related areas such as architecture, construction, finance, urban planning, or 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 361 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