The B.S. degree in Real Estate at Virginia Tech is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary academic program that builds on existing strengths in six colleges (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; College of Architecture and Urban Studies; Pamplin College of Business; College of Engineering; College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; and College of Natural Resources and Environment).
The major offers Real Estate courses that integrate the material students learn in disciplinary courses such as finance, law, and property management through practical experiences within the academic program. The integration occurs though a university-industry partnership where real estate professionals are actively involved in students' education through guest lectures and mentoring experiences and by providing internship opportunities.
In addition to learning about the broad field of real estate and the entire development process, students are encouraged to find their niche in the field. Students develop an area of expertise by adding a second major, completing a minor, or creating an area of concentration with the approval of their academic advisor. Graduates of the Virginia Tech Program in Real Estate will be prepared to enter the Real Estate industry upon graduation and make immediate professional contributions.