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 requires either a Microsoft Windows laptop or an Apple Macbook.

If purchasing a Mac, it is required to also purchase the following software to install on your laptop:

  1. Parallels Desktop for Mac (www.parallels.com) or VMWare Fusion
  2. Windows 7 or 8
  3. Office 2013 

Students pursuing a degree at Daniels College of Business might be taking classes that use Microsoft Access - this software piece is NOT available in the Office for Mac suite and only for the Windows version of the Office suite; hence the need to install the above listed software.

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.

The Office of Undergraduate Programs strongly prefers a PC platform. If you purchase a Mac, you will also need to purchase software to run the PC platform as well as Office 2013. The PC is preferred due to software programs that run exclusively on this platform. There are student discounts available for Microsoft products. For more information, please review the laptop requirements for the Daniels College of Business.

FINANCE, ACCOUNTING, STATISTICS STUDENTS: PC platform is preferred due to software programs that will be used during class. If you do elect to purchase a MAC, you will need to have it configure for Bootcamp as well as purchase an additional copy of Office 2013 for the PC side of MAC.

Parallels Desktop for Mac will enable you to install Windows Operating Systems (Windows 7 or 8) on your Mac so that you may load Office 2013. This solution is fully supported at our UTS Help Center located at 2150 E. Evans Ave. 

If you really are interested in purchasing a Mac for use at DCB, please contact your program counselor for advice on which classes you might be taking that may require MS Windows specific software, so that you can make a more informed choice.

Required:

 

WINDOWS PC

APPLE MACINTOSH

Operating
System

MINIMUM

Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Ultimate

RECOMMENDED

Windows 8

MINIMUM

Macintosh OS 10.7.3

 

Productivity Tools

REQUIRED
Microsoft Office 2010

RECOMMENDED
Microsoft Office 2013

REQUIRED
Microsoft Office 2011

 

RECOMMENDED

Microsoft Office 2013

Windows Emulation Software (check with academic advisor)

N/A

Parallels Desktop for Mac

(www.parallels.com) or

VMWare Fusion

Processor Speed

MINIMUM

XP: Intel Core Duo or Atom

VISTA: Intel Core Duo (not Celeron)

RECOMMENDED

Core i5 or i7 Processor

 

MINIMUM

1.86 GHz

RECOMMENDED

Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz or higher

 

Memory

MINIMUM

2 GB RAM
RECOMMENDED

4 GB RAM

 

MINIMUM

2 GB RAM
RECOMMENDED

4 GB RAM

 

Hard Drive

MINIMUM

250 GB

RECOMMENDED

250-500 GB

MINIMUM

250 GB

RECOMMENDED

500 GB

Graphics Card

MINIMUM

128 MB Video memory

RECOMMENDED

256 MB Video Memory or higher

MINIMUM

Integrated card

RECOMMENDED

NVIDIA GeForce 320M or higher

Warranty

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

3year parts and labor Applecare

Insurance

Comprehensive breakage, theft, 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:

  • Modem 56k

  • USB Flash Memory Storage Devices are strongly recommended

  • Insurance: Comprehensive breakage, theft, 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