Laptop Computer Requirement


ALL STUDENTS, graduate and undergraduate, taking College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)* courses are required to possess a laptop with webcam and microphone. Our courses may require a laptop or other compliant device for in-class assignments.

We recommend the following minimum configurations:

  • Windows 10 Operating System
  • 1.8 Ghz or higher 
  • i7 Processor 
  • 16 GB Ram
  • 512 GB Hard Drive
  • Web Camera (internal or external)
  • Microphone
  • iMac Pro or Macbook Pro - High Sierra (Mac OS 10.13) Operating System
  • 2.0 GHz or higher
  • i7 Processor 
  • 16 GB Ram
  • 512 GB Hard Drive 
  • Web Camera (internal or external)
  • Microphone

Please note that Chromebooks do not satisfy this policy. 

NinerTech offers compliant models at student discounted pricing that may represent a savings over regular commercial purchase. Click here to go to the NinerTech Computer Store.

Students may avail themselves of loaner equipment such as that provided via Atkins Library, but should not rely on that option for all of their computing needs.

*Public Health Sciences Programs

  • BSPH (Public Health)
  • HSMT (Health Systems Management)
  • HLTH (Public Health Minor)
  • PRPH (Pre-Public Health)
  • MHA (Master of Health Administration)
  • MPH (Master of Public Health)
  • PHSD (PhD in Public Health Sciences)
  • HSRD (PhD in Health Services Research)
Interdisciplinary Graduate
  • HIAN-MS (Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics)  
  • HIAN-Cert (Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Analytics)

This requirement extends to non-majors, pre-majors, and postbac students enrolling in any of our CHHS courses and to students enrolling in courses delivered by CHHS faculty under a designation or cross-list not associated with one of our programs.