Colleges with Requirements

College of Architecture

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All students in the College of Architecture’s Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design programs are required to have ready access to a laptop computer that meets or exceeds the specifications listed above in the Computer and Software Requirements document. Students can choose between a PC or Mac platform. This laptop computer is an integral tool in architectural education.

College of Engineering
Software Engineering

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All students in the Software Engineering Program are required to have ready access to a laptop computer that meets or exceeds the specifications listed above for use in the classroom and for homework throughout their course of study. Students can choose between a Windows or Mac platform. Due to software limitations, tablet devices, e.g., iPad, mobile phones and netbook computers, e.g., Chromebooks, are not permitted for classroom use.

College of Journalism and Mass Communications

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All students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications are required to have ready access to a laptop computer that meets or exceeds the specifications listed above. Students can choose between the Windows or Mac platform.

Glenn Korff School of Music

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red2go is a digital initiative to improve the teaching and learning of music for music majors and minors. By requiring every incoming music major and minor to have either an iPad or a Mac laptop, we are able to take advantage of interactive digital teaching resources, custom authored apps, and student developed content. Several of the faculty in the Glenn Korff School of Music have written required textbooks using the iBook format developed specifically for courses in the freshman and sophomore sequence.

Colleges without Requirements

All other majors/colleges

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If your college or area of study is not listed above, there are no enforced laptop policies or requirements that have been provided to us. Although there are no requirements, we do recommend minimum specifications of a 128GB hard drive or solid state drive, 8GB of RAM or memory, and an i5 processor. All laptops we carry have these minimum recommended laptop specifications.

Please don't hestitate to call us at 402-472-5151 or email us at its-huskertech@nebraska.edu if you have further questions about laptop recommendations. We're here to help!