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Linked closely with the fields of finance and business, Real Estate is a major that leads directly to a specialized career. Although most states require specific licenses to practice Real Estate, a major will give you all the basics you need to get on your way. As a Real Estate major, you’ll learn the difference between residential and commercial real estate. You’ll learn about brokerage and financial management. You’ll study construction management and property management. You’ll learn about land development, real estate valuation, and marketing. Finance, accounting, and economics will be part of your studies as well. There are many different career options for Real Estate majors–consulting firms, insurance companies, and banks are just a few of the organizations that need Real Estate experts on their teams.
For a major in Real Estate, your best preparation will be courses in business, math, English, and communications. Most of your coursework will be on material that high schools don’t offer, so the ability to organize and learn new information—as well as good reading and writing skills—will be the best tools to help you out. And it wouldn’t hurt to familiarize yourself with real estate ads (and all that slick marketing jargon they include), brochures, and the industry in general.