Students pursuing the bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics can pursue the finance and real estate option option as part of their degree. Students enrolled in this option develop an in-depth knowledge of how loans are made, how land is valued and how it is transacted. Students in the finance and real estate option design their plan of study reflecting their particular future goals. Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in real estate or finance have access to coursework which will prepare them for programs like the land economics and real estate, LERE, graduate program, the master of finance, and the master of business administration. Students will graduate with a strong background in finance, real estate, accounting, and management.
- Degree: B.S. Agricultural Economics
- Credit Hours: 120
Become an Appraiser through our Program
Students pursuing the finance and real estate option through our program receive credit through the Appraiser Qualifications Board, AQB, which sets them up to become a licensed appraiser through the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board, TALCB. To learn about getting an appraisal license in Texas, visit talcb.texas.gov.
Students pursuing the finance and real estate option have a variety of opportunities available to them upon graduation. This option provides opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in the either the banking or real estate industry tools for understanding issues unique to lending, real estate appraisal, real estate investment, development and brokerage.
|Real Estate Appraiser||Evaluate properties to establish market values and property ratings using internal and external sources. Conduct formal appraisals of real property or land before it is sold, mortgaged, taxed, insured, or developed.||$54,000|
|Real Estate Agent||Generate client leads to buy, sell, and rent a property. Counsel clients on market conditions, prices, and mortgages.||$43,000|
|Loan Specialist||Loan specialists work with clients to prepare their application for a loan. They are responsible for compiling, reviewing and arranging loan documents.||$46,000|