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.
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
*Macs are preferred for School of Media Arts and Design
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**
*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.
Early, Elementary, and Reading Education; Exceptional Education; Learning, Technology, and Leadership Education;
Middle, Secondary, and Mathematics Education; Military Science
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
*Nursing majors are also required to purchase an iPad Air™, iPad with Retina® or iPad mini when entering the program their junior year.
Computer Science, Engineering*, Geographic Science, Integrated Science and Technology
Your Mac must be able to run Windows based software using BootCamp, Parallels, or Fusion
Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Environmental Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics
School of Art, Design and Art History, Music*, Theatre and Dance
*A Mac with CD/DVD SuperDrive are recommended for Music majors
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