Program: Real Estate Certificate
The certificate in Real Estate is designed to prepare the individual who already holds a bachelor’s degree in a field other than Real Estate for entry into careers in real estate sales, brokerage, investment, management, appraisal or mortgage banking.
A. Admission Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited college or university.
- Minimum of 2 years of work experience.
- Resume or curriculum vitae.
B. Program Requirements
- Course credit must be earned through regular or extended learning enrollment at California State University, Northridge.
- No more than 25 percent of the units required for the program shall be transfer units. The program coordinator will evaluate all transfer units.
- An application for the award of a University certificate must be filed no later than the first two weeks of the semester in which the program is to be completed.
- Candidates are eligible for the certificate when recommended by the faculty certificate coordinator and upon completion of the program within a 5-year period with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (a “B” average) in the program coursework. Grades below a “C” and grades of “I”, “RP/SP” or “RD” are not permitted toward the certificate.
1. Required Courses (6 units)
2. Elective Courses (9 units)
Select 9 units from the following:
Total Units Required for the Certificate: 15
Department of Business Law
Chair: Kurt M. Saunders, J.D., LL.M.
Bookstein Hall (BB) 3121
Student Learning Outcomes
Certificate recipients will:
- Be eligible to apply for state licensing.
- Apply discipline-specific knowledge and skills in the field of real estate. This learning outcome includes a working knowledge of real estate principles, real estate finance, real estate law and appraisal.
- Demonstrate professional-level written communication skills.
- Demonstrate the ability to use critical-thinking skills when analyzing and solving problems.