BS in Real Estate

Degree Overview

The BS in Real Estate, offered by the NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate, prepares students to understand the basic elements of real estate within the urban landscape. The program is specifically designed for students who want to study full time, during the day. The Real Estate degree builds upon a solid liberal arts core and business foundation. Under the guidance of a distinguished faculty of prominent professionals in the real estate industry, students acquire knowledge of cutting-edge trends in real estate finance, real estate law, real estate economics, and market analysis, as well as key aspects of the real estate development process, and asset and portfolio management. As part of their program of study, students complete a 44-credit liberal arts core requirement plus an additional 20 credits of liberal arts electives and required courses. Forty-eight credits of the curriculum are devoted to the in-depth study of all facets of the real estate industry, with an additional four credits in real estate electives.

The BS in Real Estate has repeatedly been ranked as one of the top university real estate undergraduate degree programs in the United States. In 2020, the program was ranked #3 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report Education in the category of Undergraduate Program - Real Estate.

The program’s location in New York City—the real estate capital of the world—provides invaluable real estate internship and career opportunities with premier firms in the industry, providing the hands-on experience that hiring managers seek.

Prepare for a Commercial Real Estate Career
  • Learn about real estate finance and investment strategies
  • Gain a deep understanding of real estate market analysis
  • Build skills in real estate lease negotiation
  • Learn about commercial real estate lending
  • Explore the areas of sustainable real estate and construction
  • Understand the intricacies of real estate asset management and how to maximize the value and return on investment of a property.
Earn Your Real Estate Degree at NYU

Earning your degree at NYU provides you with a wealth of opportunities that serve to enhance your education, build your professional connections, and increase your marketability. And you’ll have an amazing time exploring the City and the campus, participating in the wide variety of student and career-focused activities the University offers, and just having fun!

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Degree Program Structure

Degree Requirements

The BS in Real Estate offers core courses that provide an in-depth exploration of the liberal arts, which expands your critical thinking skills and analytical abilities, while increasing your knowledge and developing your intellect—giving you a critical advantage in today’s highly competitive job market. You can select elective courses from an array of offerings in consultation with your academic adviser. You’ll also have the opportunity to work in close consultation with a faculty adviser on a senior thesis or project in your field of study.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Students may choose to fulfill some of their core degree requirements by studying at one of NYU's global sites in the second semester of their sophomore year. Study abroad requires an application process and is dependent upon approval from the NYU Global Programs Office. Before considering the opportunity, students should discuss this option with their academic adviser.

Real Estate Internships

The NYU School of Professional Studies’ New York City location provides students with an unmatched opportunity to explore a wide range of speciality areas from office and retail real estate to industrial and multifamily real estate. Students will have the opportunity to conduct field research, visit real estate projects at various stages of development, tour historic and state-of-the-art buildings, and study the local and regional infrastructure. The Real Estate Internship course provides the opportunity for students to apply the knowledge they have gained in their major in an actual real estate industry setting.

Students have obtained positions including Real Estate Associate, Financial Analyst, Project Manager, Treasury Analyst, Property Manager, Construction Manager, Strategic Advisory Analyst, and Underwriting Analyst at such prestigious firms as Blackstone, Brookfield, Goldman Sachs, Starwood Capital, Easthil Secured, Cushman & Wakefield, JLL  and J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

Degree Core Requirements


Students are required to take two of the following courses.

Quantitative Reasoning

Students are required to take two of the following courses.


Students are required to take both of the following courses.


Students are required to take the following course.

Liberal Arts Electives

Students select an additional 20 credits in Liberal Arts in consultation with their advisor.

Liberal Arts Requirements

Students are required to take one course in each of the following categories.

Real Estate Concentrations

Students select one of the following concentrations and take all three required courses.


The BS in Real Estate offers a diverse array of curricular and extracurricular activities for students to take advantage of while attending NYU. Events provide excellent networking opportunities that are both educational and fun, and often feature prominent alumni and noted business leaders. There also are four Centers of Excellence focused on finance, urban issues, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) and sustainability for students to partake in specialized applied research with faculty experts as mentors. Students also participate in a variety of global student competitions and academic challenges.

Career Development

Students can work directly with dedicated career coaches from the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS to prepare their résumés, practice their interview skills, and apply for internships. The Wasserman Center also helps to support graduates pursuing  successful placement into the job market.

Admission Criteria

For traditional undergraduate students:

Financing Your education

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