Real Estate Major

In cooperation with the Fordham Real Estate Institute, the bachelor's degree in real estate for adult students focuses on real-world, professional practices with a foundation in real estate law, economics, accounting, finance, investment, valuation, development, construction, and management. Through this comprehensive real estate curriculum, Fordham's adult students develop the knowledge base and professional skills required for career advancement and achievement in a global real estate environment.

Our small class sizes, engaged faculty, and career and learning resources at the Lincoln Center and Westchester campus locations provide each student with the academic tools and flexibility necessary for success in today's real estate industry.

The real estate major consists of three prerequisite courses, six core real estate courses, and elective courses, several of which also satisfy requirements of the Fordham University Core Curriculum. Students complete their major with elective courses in real estate.

The Bachelor of Science in Real Estate in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies has the following learning objectives:

  • Demonstrate competency in critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for ethical decision-making.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the local, national, and global perspectives of Real Estate.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional practices and effective methodology.

Students majoring in Real Estate must complete the following courses prior to beginning the Real Estate major:

Course Title Credits
ECON 1100Basic Macroeconomics3
ECON 1200Basic Microeconomics3
ECON 2140Statistics I4
Total Credits10

Major Requirements

Course Title Credits
Real Estate Core Courses
REAL 1002Fundamentals of Real Estate Law3
REAL 1004Principles of Real Estate Economics3
REAL 1006Real Estate Accounting Essentials3
REAL 1008Principles of Real Estate Finance3
REAL 1010Principles of Real Estate Valuation and Feasibility4
REAL 1020Real Estate Development Principles and Practices4
Real Estate Electives15 to 16
Total Credits35-36

Real Estate Electives

Courses in this group have the REE attribute.

Course Title Credits
REAL 2002Real Estate Financial Modeling4
REAL 2004Real Estate Management3
REAL 2006Global Real Estate Markets3
REAL 2008Building Design and Construction4
REAL 2010Special Topics in Real Estate4


The major in real estate is available to students in Fordham's School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Lincoln Center, Rose Hill, and Westchester, as well as online.