Computer Requirements for Majors

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Computer Requirements for Majors

Biology Any standard mainstream computer is fine. There might be a slight advantage of PCs over macs because some of our upper level software only runs on PCs, but students have access to PC lab computers that are fine if they need them.
Chemistry Most programs run more smoothly on a PC but a Mac is fine as well.
Computer Science None
Economics None
Environmental Resources None. The Microsoft Office suite and access to Photoshop is highly recommended.
Finance None, as long as you have access to spreadsheet and word processing programs.
Geography PC-based computers are recommended since they can run ArcGIS.
Geology PC-based computers are recommended since the science industry runs on PC. The Microsoft Office suite and access to Photoshop is highly recommended.
Global Studies None
History None
Journalism None
Math None
Music None
Sociology and Criminology Any standard mainstream computer is fine. There might be a slight advantage of PCs over macs because some of our upper level software only runs on PCs, but students have access to PC lab computers that are fine if they need them.
Speech-Language Hearing Sciences None
Sustainability Studies PCs are recommended but not required. ArcGIS only runs under Windows but you can use the lab computers for this program
WSC Students can use any computer with access to Microsoft Office or Google Docs. Preferably, the computers should be portable (laptop or tablet with keyboard).


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