Department Specs

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


Emergent Digital Practices (EDP)

Daniels College of Business

Dept of Computer Science

Dept of Engineering

Lamont School of Music


School of Art and Art History


  • Operating System: Macintosh OS 10.10 or above

  • Software: Microsoft Office 2016, which can be downloaded for FREE, please visit; Parallels or VMWare for MAC (Windows Emulation software) or BootCamp (preferred)

  • Processor Speed: Core i5 Processor

  • Memory: 8 GB RAM

  • Hard Drive: 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD).  *Do not purchase a 128 GB HD*  

  • External Hard Drive: Equivalent (or larger) size than Solid State Hard Drive (256 GB or larger).  

    • External Hard drive will be used to back up work with Time Machine.
  • Warranty: 3 year parts and labor AppleCare.

  • Wireless: 802.11AC

Please visit our New Student site for more information.


  • USB Flash Memory Storage Devices are strongly recommended

  • Insurance: Comprehensive breakage, theft, hazard.

If you have any questions about the Art School's laptop requirements, please contact:
Jason Kellermeyer
Telephone: 303.871.2846