Undergraduate Certificate and Courses

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 which provides the kind of multi-disciplined education that supports future graduate level studies.


The minor in Sustainable Cities that 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.


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.

Students are required to take the following course for the Certificate in Real Estate Development:

MGT 3082 Fundamentals of Real Estate Development 

They must also take one of the following two courses:

CP 4610: Introduction to Real Estate Development

BC 4735 Real Estate Development and Construction

Finally, students must also take two additional elective courses from the list below:

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

Are you interested in the Real Estate Development Certificate and want to receive more information? Fill out our interest form!


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 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.


The forms below ensure that our staff are 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 academic advisor Katrina Patton.

Real Estate Development Certificate Completion Form

In order to receive your Certificate in Real Estate Development, you must complete this form. Click the "Complete Your Form" link below the image and fill out all the required information. Students will not receive their certificate unless this information is complete and submitted! Please do not complete this form unless you have finished all requirements for the certificate.

Land Development Certificate Completion Form

Any student who enrolled Fall 2014 or later is not eligible for this certificate. It is not longer offered. In order to receive your Certificate in Land Development, you must complete this form. Click the "Complete Your Form" link below the image and fill out all the required information. Students will not receive their certificate unless this information is submitted!