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Real Estate Pre-licensure Courses

Real Estate Pre-licensure Courses

Ohio University offers affordable real estate courses that help prepare students for careers in property management, appraising, home inspection, and commercial real estate while fulfilling the educational requirements to sit for the Ohio State Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Exam.

Real Estate classes, taught by experienced professionals, provide practical skills that will prepare you to enter and excel in the real estate profession. Real Estate courses can also complement a traditional undergraduate degree program in fields such as business, or interior architecture.

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  • Real Estate Principles and Practice
    Course includes land and its description, rights and interests in real estate, contract law and real estate contracts, title transfer, deeds, leases, financing and mortgages, taxes, home ownership, urban planning, brokerage operations, appraisal and value, applied real estate math, and Ohio requirements for real estate licenses.

  • Real Estate Law
    Includes all legal areas commonly concerned with typical real estate professional. Among topics covered are law of agency as applied to real estate brokers and sales personnel, law of fixtures, estates, conveyancing of real estate, mortgages and liens, license laws of Ohio, and zoning.
  • Real Estate Appraising
    Overview of the field of real estate appraisal in Ohio. Introduces the function of the appraisal profession, licensing requirements in Ohio, process of real estate appraisal, and primary methods used to appraise real estate.
  • Real Estate Finance
    Introduces the essential elements of real estate finance, including the current real estate market, types and sources of real estate loans, how to obtain a real estate loan, the foreclosure process in Ohio, the role and function of the secondary market, government involvement in real estate finance, construction and development lending, and commercial real estate loans.


Check the course offerings to see what courses are offered during the upcoming term(s), as well as days, times, and textbook information.

Course Offerings

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To take real estate courses as noncredit, register and submit payment online. The cost of each noncredit course is $175 (not including the textbooks). Fees are payable online using any major credit card.

For Credit

Already an OHIO student? To register, use My OHIO Student Center (which may be accessed from My OHIO portal --Academics tab). For more information, visit the Registrar’s website, or contact Registrar Services, first floor, Chubb Hall, or your regional campus student services office.

Not a current student? Apply now.


The noncredit cost for OHIO’s real estate courses is $175 per course. The textbook cost is not included.

Ohio University students taking real estate courses for credit will pay tuition at the rates outlined on the Bursar’s website.

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