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Mandatory Academic Laptop Program

The following academic majors require students to have department-specific laptop hardware and software tools, which will be used extensively within the departmental curriculum. Some students may already own a laptop and/or software which fulfills the requirements of their major and, in other cases, a student will need to purchase the necessary computer and/or software. All students entering these departments will receive detailed required system specifications, ordering instructions for discounted purchases, and laptop program policy information during the late spring/early summer before they begin in their majors.

  • Architecture
  • Digital + Media
  • Furniture Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Photography

Total Academic Laptop Program costs vary depending on each department’s specifications, but total required hardware and software costs generally range between $2,900 and $3,500. Please be sure to account for these additional costs in your financial planning calculations.