Old Dominion University offering real estate major
Starting this fall, Old Dominion University will offer a new undergraduate major in real estate.
According to the school, the major will be offered through the finance department in the university’s Strome College of Business. Three faculty members will teach the courses, which will include real estate principles and upper-level courses in appraisal, real estate management and real estate finance.
Students pursuing the degree also will gain practical experience through the Urban Land Institute's UrbanPlan Project. The project curriculum will teach students about the fundamental forces affecting development in the United States with hand-on projects and visits from professionals in the fields of real estate and development. Students will later present their development proposals to mock city councils made up of local real estate and development professionals.
ODU said it is currently the only higher education institution in Virginia conducting this project in the classroom.