Computer Recommendations by College


Colleges, departments or degree programs that have specific computer requirements are listed below. If yours is not listed, refer to the Student Technology Guide. Students can also contact their departments or advisors.

  • College of Creative Arts
  • Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design: Landscape Architecture/Environmental Design (email
  • Reed College of Media
  • Statler College of Engineering: Undergraduate students are not required to have a personal PC or laptop. However, if you are purchasing one, please keep in mind that many of the software packages used in engineering disciples are Windows-based and require a Windows operating system. If you purchase an Apple product, you will either need to use Windows machines in Engineering computer labs, or install Windows on your machine using Boot Camp. This allows your machine to operate as either a Windows or Apple machine.

Health Sciences Computer Program

The following Health Science majors do not have a required computer program. Students may purchase devices of their choice. Refer to the ITS Student Technology Guide to find suggested computer specifications.

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Immunology and Medical Microbiology
  • Health Informatics and Information Management

If you are accepted into the following academic programs, you are required to participate in the HSC computer program. DO NOT purchase a laptop at this time. At the time in the curriculum when the required laptop is needed, the Health Sciences programs will purchase the laptop for you through your student fees. In the meantime, you can use University computer labs, libraries or a personal computer you may already own.

Programs with the laptop requirement are:

  • Dentistry
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Medical Doctor
  • Medical Laboratory Science (Clinical Lab Science and Histotechnology)
  • Nursing
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pathologists' Assistant

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