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2016 COMPUTER 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 • BEST

Apple® MacBook® Air 11” or 13”Apple MacBook® 12”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

Dell® Latitude GOOD • BETTER • BEST 

*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 and Windows is available from the college technology coordinator.

The Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management

Dell® Latitude GOOD • BETTER • BEST 

Apple® MacBook® Air 11” or 13” • Apple MacBook® 12” • Apple MacBook Pro 13” or 15” with Retina® Display

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 • BEST

Apple® MacBook® Air 11” or 13”Apple MacBook® 12”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 • BEST

Apple® MacBook® Air 11” or 13”Apple MacBook® 12”Apple MacBook Pro 13” or 15” with Retina Display

COLLEGE OF INTEGRATED SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Computer Science, Geographic Science, Integrated Science and Technology

Dell® Latitude GOOD • BETTER • BEST

Apple® MacBook® Air 13” with 8GB Memory and 256 GB PCIe Flash Storage • Apple MacBook Pro 13” or 15” with Retina Display with 8GB Memory and 256GB PCIe Flash Storage

School Of Engineering • Dell Precision BEST 

 

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

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

Dell® Latitude GOOD • BETTER • BEST

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

COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

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

Dell® Latitude GOOD • BETTER • BEST

Apple® MacBook® Air 11” or 13”Apple MacBook®12”Apple MacBook Pro 13” or 15” with Retina Display

*Graphic Design Majors

Apple MacBook Pro 13” or 15” with Retina Display

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