Skip to main content
Sign In

University of Colorado Denver


Technology Services Quick Help

Hardware and Software Requirements and Recommendations

Computer Requirements Effective for Fall 2016
Modified 12/16/2016

All on-campus students at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) are required to own a computer that meets or exceeds the specifications given below. For the best user experience, however, we strongly recommend that any computer system meet or exceed the specifications given in the "Optional but Recommended" section.

Students in the Distance Degrees programs should consult the DDP office for computer requirements.

Hardware requirements are enforced only for students' computers, but we recommend that all faculty and staff observe these minimums as well.

General Requirements

  1. Equipment must be owned or leased for the exclusive use of the student.
  2. Computer must be a laptop or "convertible" laptop/tablet computer running an approved operating system.
  3. Equipment acquisition, maintenance and security are the responsibility of the student.
  4. All computers on campus must have an approved antivirus and antispyware utility installed and regularly updated.
  5. Class-related data must be backed up regularly. See the Data Backup Policy below.
Hardware and Software Minimum Requirements
Hardware/Software Optional but Recommended
Where to purchase
E-mail Required Usage
Data Backup Policy
Important Notes