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2013 COLLEGE RECOMMENDATIONS

FOR INCOMING STUDENTS



We’ve simplified the process of selecting the right computer for your major. Working with JMU Information Technology and the JMU Academic Departments, we put together the following list of computer systems for each major. If you have additional questions about these recommendations or want to order, please contact the Madison CyberZone directly.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS

Division of Communication, Information, and Media: School of Media Arts and Design*, School of Communication Studies,

School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication

Division of International and Public Affairs: Political Science, International Affairs, Public Policy and Administration, Justice Studies

Division of Liberal Arts: English, Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, History, Philosophy and Religion, Sociology and Anthropology

Dell® Latitude GOOD • BETTER • BESTULTRABOOK or TOUCH

Apple® MacBook® Air 11” or 13”Apple MacBook Pro 13”or 15”Apple MacBook Pro 13” or 15” with Retina® Display

*Macs are preferred for School of Media Arts and Design

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS*

Accounting; Bachelor of Business Administration Core; Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics; Economics; Finance and Business Law; International Business; Management; Marketing; Quantitative Finance; School of Hospitality, Sport, and Recreation Management**

Dell® Latitude GOOD • BETTER • BESTULTRABOOK or TOUCH

*College of Business majors may use a Mac however some classes use software that only runs on Windows. Such software is available in JMU computing labs or you can run Windows on your Mac. **SHSRM recommends the above Dells and all of the Mac systems.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Early, Elementary, and Reading Education; Exceptional Education; Learning, Technology, and Leadership Education;

Middle, Secondary, and Mathematics Education; Military Science

Dell® Latitude GOOD • BETTER • BESTULTRABOOK or TOUCH

Apple® MacBook® Air 11” or 13”Apple MacBook Pro 13”or 15”Apple MacBook Pro 13” or 15” with Retina Display

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND BEHAVIORAL STUDIES

Athletic Training, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Dietetics, Exercise Science and Leadership, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Nursing*,

Occupational Therapy, Physical and Health Education Teacher Education, Psychology, Public Health Education, Social Work, Sport Management, Therapeutic Recreation

Dell® Latitude GOOD • BETTER • BESTULTRABOOK or TOUCH

Apple® MacBook® Air 11” or 13”Apple MacBook Pro 13”or 15”Apple MacBook Pro 13” or 15” with Retina DisplayApple iMac® 21.5” or 27”

*Nursing majors are also required to purchase an iPad® 2, iPad with Retina® or iPad mini when entering the program their junior year.

COLLEGE OF INTEGRATED SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Computer Science, Engineering*, Geographic Science, Integrated Science and Technology

Dell® Latitude GOOD • BETTER • BESTULTRABOOK or TOUCH

Apple® MacBook® Air 11” or 13”Apple MacBook Pro 13”or 15”Apple MacBook Pro 13” or 15” with Retina DisplayApple iMac 21.5” or 27”

*School Of Engineering • Dell Latitude BETTER, BEST, ULTRABOOKApple MacBook Pro 15” or Apple MacBook Pro 15” with Retina Display

Macs must be able to run Windows based software using BootCamp, Parallels, or Fusion

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Environmental Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics

Dell Latitude BETTER, BEST, ULTRABOOKDELL ALL IN ONE TOUCHSCREEN Optiplex 9010 AIOApple MacBook Air 13” w/ DVD Drive

Apple MacBook Pro 13”or 15” • Apple MacBook Pro 13” or 15” with Retina Display” w/DVD DriveApple iMac 21.5”

COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

School of Art, Design and Art History, Music*, Theatre and Dance

Dell® Latitude GOOD • BETTER • BESTULTRABOOK or TOUCH

Apple® MacBook® Air 11” or 13”Apple MacBook Pro 13”or 15”Apple MacBook Pro 13” or 15” with Retina Display

*Macs with CD/DVD SuperDrive are recommended for Music majors

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