Technology Requirements

Students at UB are required to have access to a computer and printer. Although ownership is not required, the majority of students will find these recommendations essential for successful completion of program coursework.

Undergraduate Students

Technology Requirements

Computer Spec Minimum - Windows

  • Laptop
  • Windows 10 - keep your OS up to date
  • Intel i5, i7 series processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 500GB hard drive or 256GB SSD drive

Computer Spec Minimum - Mac

  • Laptop
  • OS 10.15 (Catalina) - keep your OS up to date
  • Intel i5, i7 series Processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 500GB Hard Drive or 256GB SSD Drive

Broadband Specs - REQUIRED

  • 1MB download speed
  • 1MB upload speed

Software Specs - REQUIRED

Software Specs - Recommended

  • EndNote
    • Free for UB students
  • WebEx video conference software
    • Free for UB students

Other Strong Recommendations

  • Printer & scanner
  • 16GB flash drive (portable backup)

Optional

  • Second computer monitor to setup a dual monitor system (good for laptop systems)

Graduate Students

Technology Requirements

Computer Spec Minimum - Windows

  • Windows 10 computer - keep your OS up to date
  • Intel i5, i7 series processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 500GB hard drive or 256GB SSD drive
  • Web camera
    • Microsoft LifeCam, if not built in already 
    • Earbud headphones with microphone recommended

Computer Spec Minimum - Mac

  • OS 10.135 (Catalina) - keep your OS up to date
  • Intel i5, i7 series processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 500GB hard drive or 256GB SSD
  • Earbud headphones with microphone recommended

Broadband Specs - REQUIRED

  • 1MB download speed
  • 1MB upload speed

Software Specs - REQUIRED

Software Specs - Recommended

Other Strong Recommendations

  • Printer
  • 16GB Flash Drive (portable backup)
  • External Hard Drive 1TB (data collection backup)

Optional

  • Second computer monitor to setup a dual monitor system (good for laptop systems)

Additional Information

Pricing includes any UB discounts (if applicable).

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