Recommended Tech to Bring to Campus

Here is a list of items you may find helpful on campus. They are not required but are what we recommend to get the most out of the IT services available. 



        Helpful Gadgets

         Recommended Technology by Academic Department




Helpful Gadgets

  • Headphones

  • Bluetooth speakers

  • USB Flash Drive

  • Mac users may find it helpful to purchase adapters for USB or HDMI to USB-C or Thunderbolt


Recommended Technology by Academic Department


ITS Computer Recommendation

  • Dell, Apple, or other
  • i7 or equivalent processor
  • 512GB Solid State Drive
  • Internal Camera
  • 16GB Memory (RAM)
  • Latest Operating System



Recommendations by Academic Department

Art and Art History: ITS Computer Recommendation

Biology: ITS Computer Recommendation, must have USB port, i5 or equivalent AMD processor is OK, and 32GB is suggested for a 4yr lifespan.

Chemistry: ITS Computer Recommendation

Communication: ITS Computer Recommendation, graphics card with at least 4GB GPU memory.

Computer Science: ITS Computer Recommendation

Economics: ITS Computer Recommendation. No Chromebook

Education: ITS Computer Recommendation; for more information, contact prospective major.

Engineering Science: ITS Computer Recommendation

English: ITS Computer Recommendation

Health Care Admin: ITS Computer Recommendation. Contact the department chair for more suggestions.

Mathematics: ITS Computer Recommendation. Matlab works better on PC, but only get it if you are a true programmer.

Music: ITS Computer Recommendation. No Chromebooks. Hardware needs for FOSS (MuseScore).

Philosophy: ITS Computer Recommendation

Physics and Astronomy: ITS Computer Recommendation. No Chromebooks. Mac is suggested.

Political Science: ITS Computer Recommendation

Psychology: ITS Computer Recommendation.​​​​​Hardware recommendations for SPSS.

Religion: ITS Computer Recommendation

Sociology and Anthropology: ITS Computer Recommendation. The laptop is suggested for flexibility.

We currently don't have recommendations for these departments:

  • Classical Studies
  • Geosciences
  • History
  • Human Communication and Theatre
  • Modern Languages and Literature.
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