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 – prerequisite MATH 108, MATH 117, or higher in addition to PPD 227 or PPD 245, 4 units
  • FBE 400x Introduction to Real Estate Finance and Development – no prerequisite or
    RED 375 Real Estate Development Analysis – prerequisite RED 362 and one from BUAD 215 or BUAD 306, 4 units
  • RED 417 History of Planning and Development – prerequisite PPD 227 or PPD 245, 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 – prerequisite PPD 227 or PPD 245, 4 units

For detailed course information, please see the Course Catalogue. For a course schedule, please see the Schedule of Classes.

To declare this minor program, please click here.

To learn more about this minor program, please contact:

Sarah Esquivel, Associate 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