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Computer Requirements

The BYU Computer Science department encourages students to purchase a laptop to complete course assignments and to be actively engaged in their profession. Students should write code frequently for side projects that interest them and maintain an active portfolio on a site such as GitHub. The department recommends the following for a laptop:

  • MacBook Air/MacBook Pro or equivalent Windows laptop
  • GB RAM or more
  • i5 or i7 processor
  • 255 GB SSD preferred
  • Thin and light preferred

Updated April 2017