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. Please contact the UTS Help Center before purchasing a Mac if Windows is a requirement.

All students will need to purchase the following:

  • Microsoft Office 2013 including Word PowerPoint and Excel
    • Microsoft Office 365 University is 4-year student subscription including 2013 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access for up to 2 devices

Students who purchase a Mac will need to purchase additional software.  Please contact the UTS Help Center before purchasing a Mac.

If you plan on bringing an older Apple to campus, we recommend you verify the computer meets the necessary requirements to run Windows. If you are purchasing a new Apple, we recommend you purchase a Mac with a flash-based hard drive of at least 256 GB (e.g. Retina Mac BookPro or MacBook Air).

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. 

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

APPLE MACINTOSH

Operating
System

MINIMUM

Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Ultimate

RECOMMENDED

Windows 8 or 8.1

MINIMUM

Macintosh OS 10.8.5

 

Productivity Tools

REQUIRED
Microsoft Office 2013
(Available In Microsoft Office 365 University package)

REQUIRED
Microsoft Office 2013

(Microsoft Office 365 University includes a license to both)

Windows Emulation Software (check with academic advisor)

N/A

REQUIRED
Please contact the UTS Help Center to discuss your options before purchasing a Mac needing Windows.

Processor Speed

MINIMUM

Core i5 Processor

RECOMMENDED

Core i5 or i7 Processor

 

MINIMUM

Core i5 Processor

RECOMMENDED

Core i5 or i7 Processor

 

Memory

MINIMUM

4 GB RAM
RECOMMENDED

8 GB RAM

 

MINIMUM

4 GB RAM
RECOMMENDED

8 GB RAM

 

Hard Drive

MINIMUM

250 GB

RECOMMENDED

250-500 GB

MINIMUM

250 GB

RECOMMENDED

256 GB  or larger Flash-based Hard Drive/Solid-State Drive

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, 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