Undergraduate Certificate and Courses

Undergraduate College of Design students working in their studio class

The Added Benefit of Planning Courses

City and Regional Planning classes enhance other courses of study at Georgia Tech. The range of our discipline touches everything from neighborhoods to countries to the entire world. The ways we study geospatial patterns and plan for future infrastructure development have implications for scientists and engineers who strive to improve technology, the environment, and the human experience.

Though the School does not offer an undergraduate major, the School offers a minor in sustainable cities. Any student hoping to enter graduate school in a related field or learn more about city and regional planning can study at the School. Undergraduate courses are offered to any student at Georgia Tech, and undergrads can obtain a Real Estate Development Certificate as well. This certificate provides the kind of multi-disciplined education that supports future graduate level studies.

Minor in Sustainable Cities

The minor in Sustainable Cities emphasizes both sustainability and community engagement. It provides students with a deep learning experience that integrates classroom learning and direct real-world, community-based project experience in creating a more sustainable built environment. The minor in Sustainable Cities consists of fifteen credit hours, including CP 2233 and CP 4052. Students must earn a grade of C or above in each course (no pass/fail options) for a minimum GPA of 2.0 overall within the minor.


Real Estate Development Certificate

The School of City and Regional Planning, with the cooperation of the School of Building Construction and the Scheller College of Business, offers a certificate in real estate development for undergraduates in good standing at Georgia Tech. The certificate is designed to provide specialized education in real estate development. The certificate makes our students more competitive in securing employment and in advancing to graduate education.

Students must complete twelve credit hours in required and restricted elective courses that must be taken from the College of Design or the Scheller College of Business. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.7. The certificate is awarded upon graduation or the next semester after graduation. 

If you have completed the requirements, you need to fill out the Real Estate Certificate completion form or your certificate will not be awarded.

If you are interested in the Real Estate Development Certificate and want to receive more information, fill out our interest form!

Required Courses

MGT 3082 Fundamentals of Real Estate Development 

Then, choose one of the following two courses:

CP 4610: Introduction to Real Estate Development

BC 4735 Real Estate Development and Construction


Elective Courses

Choose two of the following courses:

CP 4610: Introduction to Real Estate Development

CP 6611 Principles of Real Estate Finance

CP 6640 Real Estate Development Methods

ARCH 4151 History of Urban Form

BC 3620 Real Estate and Construction Financing and Accounting

BC 4640 Construction Marketing

BC 4735 Real Estate Development and Construction

BC 6185 Intro to Construction Program Management

BC 6375 Trends and Policies for Residential Development

BC 6385 Management of Design Phase

BC 6500 Real Estate Asset and Income Property Management

BC 6575 Real Estate Production Finance

BC 6675 Residential Design and Construction

MGT 3075 Security Valuation

MGT 3078 Finance and Investments

MGT 3609 Legal Aspects of Real Estate

MGT 4068 Fixed Income Securities

MGT 4803 Real Estate Practicum


Undergraduate Courses

CP 2233 - Sustainable Urban Development Introduces students to the theory and practice of sustainability as applied to the built environment at scales from the site to the mega-region.

CP 4010 - Foundations of Urban & Regional Development Describes the economic function of cities and the significant factors that shape their growth and development. 

CP 4020 - Introduction to Urban Regional Planning Provides an overview of the planning of cities and metropolitan regions. The legal and historical context as well as substantive areas of urban planning are addressed. 

CP 4310 - Urban Transportation and Planning Designed to introduce the fundamentals of urban transportation planning and policy and is applicable to students in a variety of concentrations of study. The purpose of the course will be to acquaint students with transportation planning as a profession and the types of projects that transportation planners are required to conduct.

CP 4030 - City and Technology Places urban infrastructure technology within the larger context of planning and development. The social and economic aspects of these systems are highlighted. 

CP 4040 - City in Fiction & Film Examines images and perceptions of the urban environment as portrayed in literature and cinema. Explores the social, economic, and cultural contexts that impact conceptions of the city.

CP 4050 - Conflict Management Theoretical and practical instruction on techniques of negotiation and concensus-building using case studies and training exercises.  

CP 4052 - Sustainable Cities Studio Provides students with a faculty-supervised community engagement experience in developing a sustainability-related project for a non-profit, business, or government agency. 

CP 4105 - Land Conservation Consider the distinctive American view of land conservation and the history of the movement, then discusses the why and how of modern land conservation.

CP 4190 - Introduction to Climate Change Planning Equips students with the knowledge and methods necessary to undertake the next generation of state, local, corporate and enterprise climate action planning.

CP 4210 - Environmental Planning & Impact Assessment Covers the principles of environmental planning and decision making. Examines the methods and processes, and environmental impact assessment and regulation.

CP 4310 - Urban Transportation & Planning Designed to introduce te fundamentals of urban transportation planning and policy and is applicable to students in a variety of concentrations of study. 

CP 4510 - Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems Provides a basic understanding of the tools for collecting, storing, and analyzing spatially distributed data. Basic issues of software design and application are covered. 

CP 4610 - Introduction to Real Estate Investment Subjects include attributes of real property, value determinations, appraisal, investment analysis, market analysis, asset management, and public aspects.

CP 4620 - Housing & Real Estate Economics Examination of private and public sector approaches to housing. Economic theory of durable goods, demand elasticities, applied market research analyses, and history of public intervention.

Certificate Completion Forms

The forms below ensure that our staff is able to process your certificate once you have completed the requirements. They are only intended to be filled out once you are done with the respective certificate's requirements - please don't fill them out unless you are finished! If you have any questions, contact our office.

Real Estate Development Certificate Form  Land Development Certificate Form