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Commercial Development and Investment

The goal of Real Estate at Virginia Tech's highly ranked academic program is to provide students with broad knowledge from the initial idea of a real estate asset through the life cycle of the asset. No matter where one works in the industry, this industry knowledge is essential as real estate professionals work with peers from all aspects of the industry during their careers.

All three majors require 120 credit hours to earn a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate. It is expected that students study about 6 hours outside of class for every 3 credit courses. These credit hours are comprised of real estate core classes and pathway or general education classes.

This major prepares students for careers in commercial real estate brokerage and leasing, investment analysis, development, property management and other commercial real estate professions. 

Students often select a second major such as Building Construction, Property Management or Marketing or choose a minor including Business, Entrepreneurship or Professional Sales, adding specialization to their education. 

Students graduate with a BS in Real Estate degree, Commercial Development Major.

Learn more about the CDI major's classes on our students page.