The Real Estate Program provides a popular set of courses in the Undergraduate Program. Students learn to apply analytical tools from finance and economics to a large and dynamic market as well as test their skills through applied field work in student initiated class projects. The program was recently ranked #2 in the country by US News & World Report for undergraduate real estate.
Undergraduates with an interest in real estate can also take advantage of the Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP), which is designed to involve Berkeley undergraduates more deeply in the research life of the University. The Program provides opportunities to work with faculty on the cutting edge research projects, performing varied research tasks, including data collection, library search, and econometric statistical analysis.
The real estate industry also offers excellent summer internships to undergraduate students and employment opportunities after graduation in such diverse fields as real estate investment banking, consulting, insurance financial services, real estate investment trusts (REITs), major brokerage firms, and real estate e-commerce startups. Students can further develop their skills through participation in the Undergraduate Real Estate Club (UREC).