Real Estate Development Minor

School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Architecture Building
Phone: 301-405-8000

Program Director: Maria Day-Marshall, J.D., LL.M

Undergraduates from across campus with an interest in real estate can now complete a minor in real estate development. The minor will provide students with a basic understanding of the essential concepts related to sustainable real estate development. Classes cover the development process; the basics of real estate finance, tax and investment; urban planning and design; and the unique roles played by government and the private sector in real estate development, among others.

Admissions Requirements

This minor is available to all Maryland undergraduate students with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Application Process

Interested students must complete an application and meet with a Real Estate Development minor advisor. See: for the online application and a scheduling app to make an appointment.

The Minor in Real Estate Development consists of 15 credit hours.  Students must complete all the required courses with a grade of "C-" or better and have a minimum UMD GPA of 2.0 for the minor.  

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
ARCH271/RDEV250People, Planet, and Profit: Building Sustainable Places3
RDEV270Tax and Accounting for Real Estate Development 13
RDEV350Real Estate Development: Introduction to Principles, Process, and Practice3
RDEV450Foundations of Real Estate Finance and Investment3
Select one elective 23
Total Credits15

This requirement can also be met in any of the following ways: Equivalent accounting course at another 4-year institution or community college if it qualifies for transfer credit at UMD or  BMGT220 (available to all UMD undergraduates).


Plus, select one elective from a list of permitted electives that can be found at: