Real Estate

College of Built Environments

The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Real Estate is designed to provide students with a comprehensive exposure to the field of real estate. It will prepare students for careers in real estate finance, asset management, brokerage, urban and real estate development, or housing among many other potential career paths.

Major category: Minimum requirements

Minor available

Curricular options: B.S.

Topic: Business, Social sciences, Engineering

Applicant type


Freshmen can apply to the UW to begin autumn quarter or winter quarter (U.S. applicants only)

Read more about applying to the UW as a freshman, including details for programs that provide high school students with college credit (like Running Start).


Quarters of general admission to UW: autumn / winter (U.S. applicants only) / spring

Preparation for the major is a factor in transfer admission.

  • Use the information below to help you prepare for this degree
  • Visit MyPlan to run a degree audit.
  • Use the UW Equivalency Guide to find out how courses taken at a Washington state community or technical college will transfer to the UW.
  • UW college and school graduation requirements

Department admission information

  • Departmental application deadline: First day of spring quarter
  • You must enroll at the UW before applying to this major. Please contact the department for additional details.

This major has minimum requirements.

Suggested First- and Second-Year College Courses: RE 250. Minimum grade 2.0 GPA.

Students need to complete RE 250 and receive a grade about 2.0 and be in good standing with the university in order to declare the major. Students who meet these requirements can declare the major at any time by contacting academic advisor at

Transfer Students: Students transferring to the University may take RE 250 in their first quarter and become eligible for the major in the following quarter.

For more information about this major, please visit the Real Estate website.

Read more about applying to the UW as a transfer student.

Courses required for the major:

  • RE 250 – Introduction to Real Estate

Entering transfer information:

Total undergraduates: 211
Total from Washington community colleges: 26

Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):

3.75 – 4.00: 8
3.50 – 3.74: 6
3.25 – 3.49: 5
3.00 – 3.24: 6
2.75 – 2.99: 1
2.50 – 2.74: 0
2.49 and below: 0

Career outcomes:

Outcomes unavailable for this major. See other majors with similar topic categories.