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Computing Requirements

Students majoring in computer science, information systems or information technology are required to have a laptop/notebook computer.

To ensure that students enrolled in the computer science, information systems and information technology programs acquire a notebook computer that will meet their needs while attending CCU, the Department of Computing Sciences makes these minimal recommendations:

  • For computer science and information systems majors, either a PC or MacBook is acceptable.
  • For information technology majors, a PC running Windows or Linux is preferable.

Please note that tablets/netbooks are NOT acceptable, due to limited screen size and computing power. 

Software download links and other information available at Student Computing Services »

Minimum PC Configuration
  • Microsoft Windows 7® Home Premium or newer, or Linux
  • Intel Core i3 (or better) class processor
  • 8GB System Memory
  • 500GB hard drive
  • Ethernet adapter (integrated or USB)
  • Integrated 802.11ac/n wireless networking card
  • Integrated or USB video camera
  • Microsoft® Office (Get for FREE through ITS/SCS)
  • Virus Protection Software (Get for FREE through ITS/SCS) 
Minimum MacBook Configuration
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 or better dual-core processor
  • 8GB System Memory
  • 500GB hard drive
  • Ethernet adapter (integrated or USB)
  • Face Time HD camera or USB camera
  • Microsoft® Office (Get for FREE through ITS/SCS)
  • Virus Protection Software (Get for FREE through ITS/SCS)