Intermittently, the Department of Marketing and Finance offers one course in real estate as an elective course for Boise State students: Finan 201 – Fundamentals of Real Estate. We also welcome community members who wish to take the course to partially fulfill requirements for a real estate license. (NOTE: Due to limited resources, we have not offered this course for several semesters. It remains in the University catalog should circumstances allow us to offer the course.)
The College of Business and Economics no longer offers a major in real estate nor do we offer courses in real estate appraisal. However, students may be able to take the course they need from other area providers (see below).
Course Description – Finan 201
Finan 201 Fundamentals of Real Estate, 3 credits. Essentials of real estate practice, sales, financing, land descriptions, investments, brokerage, advertising, market analysis, and fundamentals arising from real estate transactions. No prerequisites.
The Department of Marketing and Finance offers this course most fall and spring semesters one evening a week from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (16 weeks). For course beginning and ending dates, see the University calendar. You must apply and be admitted to Boise State University to take the course, so be sure to check application deadlines.
Note: The Idaho Real Estate Commission has broken their Fundamentals course into two modules. We have chosen not to do so. Be sure to check with the Commission to see how our Finan 201 course will fit into the Commission’s most recent licensing requirements.
Non-degree Seeking Students
If you are not currently a Boise State University student and you wish to enroll in this course, you will need to apply to attend the university. To apply, contact Admissions or apply on-line at the Admissions website. You will find application deadlines on the Admissions website.
Fees and Textbooks
Tuition and fees generally change each fall semester. Students who take fewer than 7 credits will pay the per-credit-hour fee multiplied by 3 credits (Finan 201 is a 3-credit hour course). For example, if the per credit hour fee is $232, multiply $232 by 3 credits for a total course registration fee of $696.
In addition to the fee for taking this 3-credit hour course, students will be required to purchase one or more textbooks. Information about textbooks can be found on the Boise State University Bookstore’s Web Site. The cost of textbooks may vary from semester to semester.
Educational Providers and Licensing Information
Because the Department of Marketing and Finance presently offers only one real estate course, those seeking a real estate license will need to take the balance of their courses from other educational providers.
Other Boise Area Course Providers
- Center for Workforce Development, College of Western Idaho, offers several real estate courses.
- Independent Study in Idaho is a consortium of five Idaho colleges and universities offering high school, undergraduate, and graduate courses for credit through distance learning. Courses are accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. This independent study program regularly offers Finan C201 Fundamentals of Real Estate.
- Idaho-Pioneer Real Estate School offers both day and night classes to accommodate all requirements for licensing in Idaho.
- The Idaho State Tax Commission offers real estate appraisal courses. Contact the Education Director, Idaho State Tax Commission, 208-334-7660 or 1-800-972-7660.
- Certified Real Estate Course Providers
- See the Idaho Real Estate Commission list of providers.
- Idaho Real Estate Commission. Contact the Commission for information about becoming a licensed real estate agent.
- Candidate Handbook. This publication contains information about obtaining and maintaining a real estate license.
- Real Estate Appraisal – Bureau of Occupational Licenses