What to Buy for Your Major

  • The majority of colleges and schools on the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville campus recommend students own a computer that at least meets these minimum university standards:

  • i5 or M1 processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 250GB storage
  • webcam
  • 3-year accidental damage protection warranty
  • Microsoft Office

  • A system with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB Hard Drive is a smart alternative to the minimum university standards. *ChromeBooks and iPads do not meet the minimum system requirements.

  • Technology requirements by college or degree:

  • Sam Walton College of Business Meet the minimum university standards
    The College of Engineering Require 16GB of RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, USB A, USB C ports and Windows OS, Inspiron 14", Inspiron 16"
    Bachelor of Science in Data Science M3 Pro or Intel Core ultra 9 185H, minimum 32GB of RAM and 2TB solid state hard drive, 14"+ LCD with 1920x1080 minimum resolution. WiFi 6+ - recommends Mac, MacBook Pro 16"
    Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design i7 or AMD Ryzen processor+, 16GB/32GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070/3070 w 4GB/8GB, 512GBHD+ and Windows Pro OS - 16in Reliable Performance, 14in Reliable Performance, 16in High Performance.
    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design Minimum of M1 Processor, 512GB SSD HD, 16GB Of RAM, 16" Recommend, MacBook Pro 16"

Technology recommendations by college or degree:

College of Education and Health Professions

Meet the minimum university standards

J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

Meet the minimum university standards. Art, Music, Theater and Journalism recommend a Mac

School of Law

Meet the minimum recommendations and supports ExamSoft's Examplify (further info).

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

Exceed the minimum recommendations with 16GB of RAM and using a Windows OS