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Price School students are trained to look at the interaction between people and place and the consequences for our communities. The Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Development explores the broader context of real estate allowing students to launch their careers by grasping the full structure of the industry and its role in society. The pre-major courses integrate the many disciplines that are the foundation for real estate education, including accounting, economics and business finance. The real estate core classes taken through the Price School focus on real estate principles, financial analysis, market analysis, land use policy, urban design and the history of cities. Students also select electives to complement their interests from either the Price School or closely related disciplines. Throughout, the students' education will be connected to professional practice, as exemplified by the mandatory internship. Finally, the major is structured to provide students with sufficient elective credits to explore minors or other programs at USC so they can broaden their education to better prepare themselves for the next stage of their lives.
Freshman and transfer students may indicate their desire to declare a Price School major on their university application. Students enrolled at USC wishing to declare either Price major or to be admitted into the minors must be in good academic standing.
Students who have taken Foundation Prerequisites or Real Estate Core classes out of sequence (including enrollment in PPD/RED 435 or PPD/RED 437 prior to RED 375 ) before declaring the major are not eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Development program.
Students who wish to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Development as a second bachelor's must satisfy all university requirements for a second bachelor's and complete 32 units unique to the Real Estate Development major.
General Education Requirements
The university's general education program provides a coherent, integrated introduction to the breadth of knowledge you will need to consider yourself (and to be considered by other people) a generally well-educated person. This program requires eight courses in six Core Literacies, plus two courses in Global Perspectives (which may double-count with courses in the Core Literacies) and two courses in writing. See the General Education program and the Requirements for Graduation pages for more information.