Enhance your career with a strong foundation in business and real estate

A Minor in Real Estate gives you a deep understanding of major real estate concepts, so you’re ready to tackle real industry issues from day one of your career. Whether you’re interested in selling real estate or leading a construction team, you’ll gain the knowledge you need to navigate this complex field with confidence.

Your Path to Career Success

With a Real Estate Minor, you’ll receive a comprehensive overview of business and real estate skills. You’ll begin by learning the fundamentals of business—accounting, ethics and economics—and then advance to upper-level courses that delve into real estate topics such as appraisal, law and investment.

The flexible curriculum lets you cater your learning to your interests, so you can pursue the knowledge and skills most relevant to your major and career path.

Download the Real Estate Minor Checksheet (PDF)

The courses below reflect the 2022-2023 Colorado State University catalog, published in August 2022 for students enrolling during the 2022-2023 academic year. Courses listed are updated each summer for incoming students.

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Lower Division:
ACT 205
Fundamentals of Accounting
BUS 205
Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
or BUS 260
Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business
Select one of the following Economics courses:
AREC 202
Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)
ECON 202
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)
ECON 204
Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)
Upper Division:
FIN 305
Fundamentals of Finance
REL 360
Real Estate Principles
Real Estate Courses – Select 6 credits from the following:
REL 367
Real Estate Law
REL 430
Real Estate Market Analysis
REL 454/AREC 454
Real Estate Appraisal
REL 455
Real Estate Finance
REL 460
Real Estate Investment
Program Total Credits:
This course listing is provided through the Colorado State University catalog and is updated each summer. New or modified courses offered for spring or summer may not be included, but you can find complete course information via the class schedule on RAMweb. Offerings are subject to change and the University reserves the right to make changes in catalog information when necessary and to correct errors. Always consult with an academic advisor to stay informed of curriculum details.


The Real Estate Minor requires at least three semesters to complete, as all prerequisites are strictly enforced.