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 standards and recommends Windows OS - Inspiron 16, XPS 13", XPS 13" Touch
    The College of Engineering Require 16GB of RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, USB A, USB C ports and Windows OS - XPS 15", XPS 15", EXT HD
    Bachelor of Science in Data Science M2 or i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 1TB solid state hard drive - recommends Mac - 14" MB Pro, 16" MB Pro
    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 - Reliable performance, High Performance.

    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

    M1 or M2 processor, 16GB of RAM, 512GBsolid state hard drive and Mac OS - 14" MB Pro, 16" MB Pro

Technology recommendations by college or degree:

College of Education and Health Professions

Meet the minimum recommendations - Inspiron 16, 13"MBA, 15" MBA

J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

Meet the minimum recommendations. Art, Music, Theatre and Journalism recommend a Mac - 13"MBA, 15" MBA, Inspiron 16

School of Law

Meet the minimum recommendations and using a Windows OS - Inspiron 16

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

Exceed the minimum recommendations with 16GB of RAM and using a Windows OS - Inspiron 16, XPS 13"