Terry’s Real Estate Program, which began in the early 1960s, is recognized by publications such as U.S. News & World Report as one of the finest in the nation. The program has been ranked in the top five of U.S. News annual rankings every year since 2005, and no other real estate program in the Southeast is ranked as high as Terry’s.

Real estate currently has more than 100 majors in the undergraduate program. Students are attracted to real estate because it allows them to focus their energy and aptitude on something applied and specific that has a direct link to careers in the workplace.

Real Estate Program ranked #3 by U.S. News & World Report 2015

Curriculum Overview

The program has a strong reputation for the quality of the educational experience that we provide to our students. Employers often comment on the strong analytical skills Terry students exhibit, as well as their ability to think outside the box. A rigorous academic curriculum, coupled with the hands-on experience students gain through Terry’s internship program, gives our graduates a definite edge in this increasingly competitive job market.

Topics covered include:

  • Real estate development
  • Real estate investment
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate valuation
  • Real estate law

  4 Year Plan   Real Estate Courses

Positions and Placements

In a typical year, we place an average of 70 students in internships at firms across the country. In addition to internships, Terry also contributes to the career placement of its real estate graduates through a resume book that is mailed to more than 450 firms on a semi-annual basis. That exposure has enabled numerous firms to recruit our students. In a typical year, more than 60 full-time positions in the marketplace are advertised to real estate majors.

Careers in Real Estate

  • Appraiser
  • Commercial Real Estate Agent
  • Financial Analyst
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Risk Analyst

Prospective Employers

  • Bank of America
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Prudential Mortgage Capital
  • RaceTrac Petroleum
  • Trammell Crow Company
  • Wells Fargo Financial

This is just a selection of possible job titles and employers of this major. The UGA Career Center provides a more extensive list.

Acceptance Criteria

What’s considered in your acceptance to the management major?

  1. Grades in ACCT 2101 and ACCT 2102 
    Applicants currently enrolled in ACCT 2102 will be evaluated based on the grade in ACCT 2101
  2. Grades in ECON 2105 and/or ECON 2106
     Applicants currently enrolled in one of these courses will be evaluated based on the grade in the completed course.
  3. Grades in Mathematics courses
    Grades in MATH 1113, 2200, 2250 and 2260 are considered.
  4. Standardized Testing
    Students are required to submit ACT or SAT scores and sub-scores to the University prior to being considered for admission to a major in the Terry College. Students may also submit a score from the ETS Proficiency Profile if they believe their ACT/SAT scores do not represent their current performance level. The ETS Proficiency Profile is a standardized, multiple-choice assessment of the academic skills developed in General Education Areas I-IV of the core curriculum (reading, writing, critical thinking and mathematics). Tests are administered by the UGA Testing Center and all questions regarding testing times and costs should be directed there. Contact the UGA Testing Center online at http://testing.uga.edu/ or by calling 706.542.3183 to schedule an appointment. The ETS may be taken a maximum of twice per major application cycle. Sample questions can be found here.
  5. The Statement of Purpose
    A brief essay (300-400 words) in which the applicant describes his/her interest in the major and his/her future goals. If applying the IB co-major, the first-choice Statement of Purpose should describe the interests/goals in IB and the level of foreign language the applicant has satisfied. If the applicant is proficient in a language without college credit, include this in the Statement of Purpose.
  6. Grades in prefix courses
    Grades in courses previously complete in the prefix of the major to which the applicant is applying can be considered, but are not required, for admission to the major. For example, if applying to the RMIN major, grades in RMIN courses (e.g., RMIN 4000) can be considered. In addition, grades in the College's Foundation First courses (FINA 3000, MARK 3000, MGMT 3000), as well as MSIT 3000, can be considered by all majors if completed.
  7. Terry Direct
    UGA students who are in good standing with the Honors Program and apply to a Terry College of Business major will be guaranteed their first choice of a first (primary) major with the Terry College. This guarantee does not apply to second, double or co-majors.

Scholarships Available

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