Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
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Add to your education by learning more about the various aspects of residential and commercial real estate.
Minoring in Real Estate gives you the opportunity to learn how to read, understand and negotiate contracts, the principles of property valuation and management, and real estate law.

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Why Earn a Real Estate Minor?

UNT's Real Estate program has a 40-year track record of educating students in all areas of Real Estate including commercial and residential brokerage, leasing, residential property management, appraisal, investments, and mortgage/finance.

You'll learn:

  • How to read, understand and negotiate contracts
  • How to prepare a Competitive Market Analysis CMA (all property types)
  • Investment Analysis and 11 rates of return for income properties
  • Property management and management plans
  • Property Valuation and Real Estate Law

Real Estate Minor Highlights

In addition to being outstanding teachers, our faculty members are certified brokers, appraisers, right-of-way agents and consultants who remain current on trends and applications through research.
Faculty members have written numerous articles and books in their areas of expertise and incorporate their experiences and research into the course curriculum.
UNT's G. Brint Ryan College of Business, one of the nation's largest business colleges, is accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — which means the college meets or exceeds high standards of excellence in education.

The Business Leadership Building — which has Gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council —reflects our commitment to preparing future business leaders and promotes interaction among students, faculty and industry leaders with its 24 classrooms, and team study rooms.

The college's undergraduate real estate program ranked 5th in the nation as most affordable by
Many students are eligible to sit for the real estate licensing exam after completing only a few courses. This license is required for sales agents in Texas.

Real Estate Minor Courses You Could Take

Real Estate Agency (3 hrs)
Creation, termination and practice of real estate agency relationship in regards to traditional leasing and marketing of property. Subagency, buyers agents and dual agency theory and practice are presented as required by all persons seeking a Texas Real Estate License.
Real Estate Law and Contracts (3 hrs)
Study of the legal principles governing real estate transactions with an emphasis on promulgated contracts. Topics include contract law, estates in land, types of ownership, deeds, mortgages, title insurance, agency and homestead.
Property Management (3 hrs)
Examination of the process and methods of managing real property assets. Topics include property leasing, marketing, maintenance, personal supervision, value analysis, taxation and cash-flow analysis.
Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (3 hrs)
Historical, economic, political and ethical bases of contracts and sales, including the Uniform Commercial Code, and the impact of regulatory agencies on business enterprise.
Personal Finance (3 hrs)
Financial planning, insurance, budgeting, credit, home ownership, savings, investment and tax problems.
Principles of Real Estate (3 hrs)
Survey of real estate principles, including real estate market, financial, investment and legal analysis. Home ownership and real estate investment for personal benefit are emphasized.

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