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2021-2022

Real Estate, Bachelor of Science

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Arts and Sciences: Business Administration (Germanna Community College)
Germanna Community College
Germanna Community College
Program description

The Bachelor of Science in Real Estate is well-suited to prepare its graduates for careers in the public and private sectors and in specialties like land development, brokerage, valuation and investment counseling, site analysis and selection, real property management, mortgage lending, bank trust and corporate real estate departments. Additionally, the major prepares its alumni for graduate-level study of real estate, economics and finance.


Students participate in an experiential learning activity called UrbanPlan wherein they respond to a request for proposal to redevelop an urban community.


Upper-level REAL opportunities are available through FIRE 492 and FIRE 493.

Career opportunities

The Kornblau Real Estate Program at VCU helps students gain a solid understanding of the disciplines, skills and ethics required in today's real estate profession.  We can help you define your ideal career path through site visits to real estate developments and one-on-one access to industry mentors. And we continue to support our graduates as they seek licenses and professional designations. Our programs prepare you for careers in mortgage lending, development, investments, brokerage and sales, valuation and property management.

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Account Manager
  • Broker
  • Investment Analyst
  • Leasing Agent
  • Mortgage Loan Officer
  • Project Coordinator
  • Property Manager
  • Real Estate Analyst
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Real Estate Asset Manager
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Attorney
  • Investment Manager
  • Real Estate Developer
  • Urban and Regional Planner
Contact information

 

VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

Transfer Advising Request


Office of Admissions

Telephone: (804) 828-1222 or (800) 841-3638

Email: ugrad@vcu.edu


Guaranteed transfer admission requirements

Completion of associate degree
Minimum GPA of 2.5
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Degree requirements in Bulletin
Plan of study in Bulletin
Highest level of math required
  • MATH 200 or SCMA 212 or BUSN 212
  • SCMA 302
Science required
  • Natural Sciences requirement only
Foreign language requirements
  • No
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.5+ cumulative GPA to declare

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2021-2022

Real Estate, Bachelor of Science

Germanna Community College (Associate of Arts and Sciences: Business Administration)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE GET REAL EXPERIENCE PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
Explore Year 1
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Develop strong Excel skills by completing ITE 115.
  • Find and connect with a faculty mentor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges and utilize tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester to discuss progress in your degree program.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Create Linkedln profile.
  • Get involved with a professional or student organization.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to real estate through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Use SDV 100 to create a weekly and monthly budget.
  • Develop personal and career goals and create SMART steps for 2-3 "dream jobs."
  • Work with career services to build resume.
Experience Year 2
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Use Navigate to remain on your pathway.
  • Visit the VCU School of Business website to become familiar with upcoming course offerings, syllabi, and professors.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Business-related events.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about REAL graduation requirement.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Run for leadership in your student organization.
  • If your GPA is 3.5 or higher, consider applying for the VCU Honors College.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Develop strong Excel skills by completing ITE 115.
  • Find and connect with a faculty mentor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges and utilize tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester to discuss progress in your degree program.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Create Linkedln profile.
  • Get involved with a professional or student organization.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to real estate through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Use SDV 100 to create a weekly and monthly budget.
  • Develop personal and career goals and create SMART steps for 2-3 "dream jobs."
  • Work with career services to build resume.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Use Navigate to remain on your pathway.
  • Visit the VCU School of Business website to become familiar with upcoming course offerings, syllabi, and professors.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Business-related events.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about REAL graduation requirement.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Run for leadership in your student organization.
  • If your GPA is 3.5 or higher, consider applying for the VCU Honors College.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

Real Estate, Bachelor of Science

Germanna Community College (Associate of Arts and Sciences: Business Administration)

Germanna Community College courses
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
SDV 100 College Success Skills UNIV 101 1 Elective
ENG 111 College Composition I Note: students with credit for AP English Language and Composition will only receive credit for UNIV 111 at VCU and should take ENG 112 to fulfill the VCU composition requirement. UNIV 111-112 3 General education
ECO 201 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics ECON 211 3 Major (Ancillary)
BUS 100 Introduction to Business BUSN 201 3 Major (Ancillary)
BUS 226 Computer Business Applications INFO 160, 161, 162 3 Elective
ENG 112 College Composition  II UNIV 200 3 General education
MTH 161 Precalculus I MATH 141 3 General education
Laboratory Science Laboratory Science (select 1): BIO 101, CHM 101, GOL 105, PHY 201. VCU equivalent 4 General education
ECO 202 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics ECON 210 3 Major (Ancillary)
Transfer elective Transfer elective VCU equivalent 3 Elective
Laboratory Science Laboratory Science (select one): BIO 101, 102, CHM 101, 102, GOL 105, 106, PHY 201, 202. VCU equivalent 4 General education
MTH 261 Applied Calculus BUSN 212 3 Major (Ancillary)
HIS History elective (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122 HIST 3 General education
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I ACCT 203 3 Major (Ancillary)
Humanities Humanities elective (select 1): ART 101, 102, HUM 100, MUS 121, PHI 101, REL 231 VCU equivalent 3 General education
ENG Any 200-level ENG literature course (select 1): ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252 ENGL 3 General education
HIS History elective (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122 HIST 3 General education
CST 100 Public Speaking (or CST 110 or CST 126) BUSN 225 3 Major (Ancillary)
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II ACCT 204 4 Major (Ancillary)
Humanities Humanities elective (select 1): ART 101, 102, HUM 100, MUS 121, PHI 101, REL 231 VCU equivalent 3 General education
Germanna credits transferred to VCU 60
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
FIRE 305 Principles of Real Estate 3 Major
FIRE 312 Financial Modeling 3 Major
FIRE 325 Real Estate Law 3 Major
FIRE 425 Real Estate Appraisal 3 Major
FIRE 435 Real Estate Finance and Capital Markets 3 Major
FIRE 445 Real Estate Investment Analysis 3 Major
Select five Real Estate electives; see VCU advisor for course options. 15 Major
BUSN 301 Career and Professional Development 1 Major (Ancillary)
BUSN 499 Business Knowledge Exam 0 Major (Ancillary)
FIRE 311 Financial Management 3 Major (Ancillary)
INFO 360 Business Information Systems 3 Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 303 Creativity and Ideation 3 Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 310 Managing People in Organizations 3 Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 434 Strategic Management 3 Major (Ancillary)
MKTG 301 Marketing Principles 3 Major (Ancillary)
SCMA 301 Business Statistics I 3 Major (Ancillary)
SCMA 320 Production/Operations Management 3 Major (Ancillary)
Open elective 2 Elective
Credits completed at VCU 60
Bachelor's degree total 120