Your Future In Real Estate

Studying Real Estate can prepare you for a career in:

  • Appraisal
  • Brokerage
  • Leasing
  • Mortgage banking
  • Residential or commercial property management
  • Site locating

What we offer

UNT is one of the few universities in Texas that offers an undergraduate degree program in Real Estate. In the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law (FIREL), we graduate experts who rent, buy and sell properties for clients or themselves, as well as:

  • Accompany clients to potential property sites
  • Prepare real estate contracts and work with many related experts
  • Calculate prospective rates of return
  • Manage commercial or residential properties

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.

As a Real Estate major, you can pursue a concentration and certification in Residential Property Management (RPM). This concentration, which focuses on the multifamily housing industry, is available at a limited number of universities. It's been developed in consultation with the Texas Apartment Association.

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. They've written numerous articles and books in their areas of expertise and incorporate their experiences and research into the course curriculum.

The UNT Real Estate Club provides unique perspectives on current events, networking opportunities and frequent field trips with industry partners. Other networking opportunities are available through the UNT Real Estate Alumni Association.

Scholarships sponsored by the department are available to help you pursue your education. Students also have earned scholarships from organizations such as the International Council of Shopping Centers Foundation and the Commercial Real Estate Women Network, as well as from generous and successful alumni.

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 (777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750; Tampa, Fla. 33602; telephone 813-769-6500). This distinction means the college meets or exceeds high standards of excellence in education.

Our Business Leadership Building promotes interaction among students, faculty and industry leaders. The building — which has Gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for sustainability — contains 24 classrooms, team study rooms and a state-of-the-art general access computer lab.

What to expect

As a Real Estate major, you'll take courses in residential property management, appraisal techniques, investments in real estate, methods of financing commercial and residential properties, and real estate law. Other courses may focus on:

  • Building construction
  • Financial transactions
  • International business finance, law, marketing and operations
  • Property and liability insurance
  • Real estate brokerage
  • Risk and insurance management
  • Taxation
  • Urban economics and geography