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Laptop Recommendations by Major: 

Major

Laptop Preference

Additional Notes

Business Analytics (BAN) no preference
Biochemistry no preference
Biology Windows
Chemistry no preference

Comparative Literature and Languages (CLL)

no preference

Computer Science/Computer Engineering

no preference Minimum RAM: 8GB; CPU multi-core with Intel VT-x support or AMD-v; at least 250GB SSD (additional SSD or mechanical drive desirable); no older than 2 years; Please contact the chair if you have any questions. 
Criminology no preference
Department of Specialized Programs in Education Mac
Drama and Dance no preference Students entering the BFA Theater Arts/Production major will be using Vectorworks 2018 in your design classes and your computer will need to have the requirements found here. This is only for students enrolling in the BFA in Theatre Arts with an emphasis on Production. 
Economics no preference
Engineering no preference
English no preference
Finance no preference
Forensic Science no preference
Geology no preference
Geography Windows
Global Studies If taking ArcGIS courses: Windows
History no preference
Information Systems (IS) no preference
Journalism Mac suggested, PC is fine as well Major requires video shooting and editing/image capture and editing.
Math no preference
Mass Media Studies PC suggested, Mac is fine as well
Music no preference
Nursing Windows
Physics/Astronomy Mac
Physician Assistance Studies no preference
Political Science Mac preferred, PC is sufficient if it meets certain specs Chromebooks and iPads would not run the software necessary for the major
Psychology Mac iPads would also allow students to take hand-written comments/notes on slide (e.g., Notability)
Public Relations no preference 
Radio/TV/Film Mac
Romance Languages Mac
School of Business: Finance no preference
School of Business: IT/Business Analytics Windows
School of Business: Management/Entrepreneurship Windows
Sociology no preference
Speech-Language-Hearing no preference
Special Education Mac
Sustainability Studies no preference
Writing Studies and Composition  no preference

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