Real Estate Analysis and Development, Certificate

Program Code: RLESAD_UCT

Admission Requirements

The READ certificate is only open to students enrolled in a Smeal College of Business major. The READ certificate is not open to students enrolled in the Risk Management major - Real Estate option.

Program Requirements

To earn an undergraduate certificate in Real Estate Analysis and Development, a minimum of 9 credits is required.

Required Courses
RM 303Real Estate Fundamentals3
RM 450Contemporary Issues in Real Estate Markets3
Select one of the following:3
Real Estate Law
Real Estate Financial Analysis
Real Estate and Capital Markets
Non-Course Requirements
Extracurricular Activities - While not a READ requirement, students who enroll in the certificate are encouraged to participate in the extra-curricular Real Estate Boot Camp offered by the Institute for Real Estate Studies (IRES) which is housed in the Smeal College of Business. Students are also encouraged to join the Real Estate Society club while at Penn State.

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.


University Park

Mallory Meehan
Clinical Assistant Professor of Real Estate, Assistant Director for the Institute of Real Estate St.
323 Business Building
University Park, PA 16802


University Park

355 Business Building
University Park, PA 16802