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Courses You Will Take

The real estate development certificate is a 15 credit-hour program. Three courses are required and the remainder are electives you can choose to best fit your educational and professional goals.

Some courses are available online and others are taught at the Ball State Indianapolis Center. Course work must be completed within five years of declaring candidacy; credit may be awarded within this time frame for courses taken prior to admission.

REQUIRED COURSES (9 credit hours)

Urban Planning

  • PLAN 585: Intro to Community Development and Enterprise Planning (3 credit hours)
  • PLAN 586: Methods of Public Interest Development (3 credit hours)

Urban Planning or Business Administration (Choose one of these courses)

  • PLAN 625: Planning Law (3 credit hours)
  • BL 560: Survey of Business Law (3 credit hours)

ELECTIVE COURSES (Choose 6 credits hours)

Urban Planning

  • PLAN 512: Intro to Geographic Information Systems for Urban Planning (3 credit hours)
  • PLAN 530: Housing and Community Development (3 credit hours)
  • PLAN 598: Special Projects in Urban and Regional Planning (3-9 credit hours)
  • PLAN 612: Community Development Studio (3 credit hours)
  • PLAN 620: Human Impact Analysis (2 credit hours)
  • PLAN 621: Environmental Impact Analysis (1 credit hours)
  • PLAN 632: Studio in Community Development and Enterprise Planning (3 credit hours)

Accounting

  • ACC 501: Financial Accounting (3 credit hours)

Business Administration

  • BL 665: Law, Ethics, and Public Policy in Business (3 credit hours)

Interdisciplinary

  • CAP 651: Research Methods (3 credit hours)

Health Science

  • HSC 582: Environmental Health (3 credit hours)

Property Management

  • FCPM 525: Advanced Management of Government Assisted Housing (3 credit hours)
  • FCPM 530: Advanced Apartment Operations Management (3 credit hours)
  • FCPM 615: Senior Housing Options (3 credit hours)
  • FCPM 696: Property Management Seminar (3 credit hours)

Urban Design

  • UD 501: Urban Design Analysis Studio (2 credit hours)
  • UD 503: Community-Based Design Studio (2 credit hours)
  • UD 561: Urban Design Communication and Media 1 (2 credit hours)
  • UD 562: Urban Design Communication and Media 2 (2 credit hours)
  • UD 569: Topical Computer Graphics Workshop (1 credit hours)
  • UD 598: Special Projects in Urban Design (1-3 credit hours)
  • UD 637: Urban Design Topics Colloquia (1 credit hours)
  • UD 640: History of Urban Form (3 credit hours)
  • UD 663: Computer Visualization (2 credit hours)

     
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