Department Specs

Click on one of the departments below for a complete list of requirements for specific majors:

Art

Daniels College of Business

Dept of Computer Science

Dept of Engineering

Lamont School of Music

Sturm College of Law

 

Daniels College of Business

The Daniels College of Business STRONGLY RECOMMENDS a PC platform. 

Students pursuing a degree at Daniels College of Business will take classes that use software specific to Windows (e.g. Microsoft Access, Microsoft Visio) and therefore must run Windows on their computer. All students will need Microsoft Office 2013, which can be downloaded for FREE, please visit go.du.edu/office365

GRADUATE STUDENTS, PLEASE CONTACT STUDENT SERVICES (303-871-3416) IN THE DANIELS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS TO TALK TO YOUR PROGRAM ADVISOR ABOUT WHICH CLASSES YOU MAY BE TAKING.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, PLEASE CONTACT DANIELS UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS (303-871-6910) FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION.

Required:

 

WINDOWS PC

Operating
System

MINIMUM

Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Ultimate

RECOMMENDED

Windows 8 or 8.1

Productivity Tools

REQUIRED
Microsoft Office 2013 can be downloaded for FREE, please visit go.du.edu/office365

Processor Speed

MINIMUM

Core i5 Processor

RECOMMENDED

Core i5 or i7 Processor

 

Memory

MINIMUM

4 GB RAM
RECOMMENDED

8 GB RAM

 

Hard Drive

MINIMUM

250 GB

*Do not purchase a 128 GB HD*

RECOMMENDED

250-500 GB

Graphics Card

MINIMUM

128 MB Video memory

RECOMMENDED

256 MB Video Memory or higher

Warranty

4 year parts and labor
(on-site strongly recommended)

Insurance

Comprehensive breakage, theft, liquid spill, hazard (strongly recommended)

Virus and Spyware Protection Software

Antivirus is provided by the University. For software and instructions please visit www.du.edu/uts/helpdesk/newstudent.html

 

Optional:

  • USB Flash Memory Storage Devices are strongly recommended

  • Insurance: Comprehensive breakage, theft, liquid spill, hazard. 

If you have any questions about the Daniels College of Business's laptop requirements, please contact:

UTS Computer Help Center
Telephone: 303.871.4700