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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

Curricular options: B.S.

Topic(s): Business, Social sciences

Degree requirements

Applicant type

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).

Real Estate is a minimum requirements major. You may declare this major after enrolling at the UW and completing the prerequisites. Visit the department website for more information.

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

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: Must enroll at the UW before applying to the major.
Please contact the department for details about the application process.

  • Students need to complete RE 250 and receive a grade about 3.0 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: 188
Total from Washington community colleges: 30

Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):

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

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

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