The real estate minor provides students with a strong foundation in the field of real estate, a profession that coordinates architecture, construction, marketing, property management, urban dynamics, and more.

CSU students can pursue this 24-credit minor developed specifically for non-business students. Courses will explore many aspects of real estate including selling, appraisal, real estate law, and principles of real estate finance. With some additional preparation, graduates will be qualified to take the Colorado License Exam. The minor is a valuable compliment to any field of study.

How to Become a Real Estate Minor

There are no additional admissions requirements once enrolled at CSU, but students are required to attend a minor declaration seminar (held multiple times each semester) to add the minor. See dates and details (PDF). Once you attend a seminar, it may take up to five business days for the minor to be processed, and then you can register for real estate minor courses. 


You will need to complete 24 credits to earn a real estate minor; 12 or more of those credits must be from upper-division (300- to 400-level) courses.


The courses below reflect the 2019-2020 Colorado State University catalog, published in August 2019 for students enrolling during the 2019-2020 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
AREC 202
Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)
or ECON 202
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)
BUS 205
Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
or BUS 260
Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business
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.


View more details about the real estate minor (PDF).


Real Estate Minor