School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

Laptop Requirement

Students seeking degrees from the School of Journalism & New Media will be required to complete class exercises and produce content using personal laptops. While the school currently provides some computer labs, you may not be able to complete all of your assignments if you rely solely on school equipment and software.

Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism are required to purchase a laptop and the appropriate software, prior to enrolling in JOUR 271.

Students seeing a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communication are required to purchase a laptop prior to enrolling in IMC 205.

Before purchasing a laptop, be sure to check the system requirements listed below. The school recommends purchasing a Apple MacBook. but students can go with a Windows laptop.

Apple – 15” MacBook Pro (as this version or higher has a dedicated Graphics Processor)

  • Intel Core i7 processor or better
  • Retina display
  • Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
  • 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory as a minimum
  • 512GB SSD storage as a minimum

Windows Laptop

  • Intel Core i7 processor or better
  • Screen resolution of 1920 X 1080
  • A dedicated graphics card, such as AMD Radeon RX 460 or NVidia GeForce GTX 1080
  • 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory as a minimum
  • 512GB SSD storage as a minimum

We suggest when buying new to have a support warranty on these of a minimum of three years.