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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 an Apple MacBook. but students can go with a Windows laptop.

Apple – MacBook Pro 13″ or 16″ (as this version has a dedicated Graphics Processor)

Intel Core i5 processor or better
Retina display
Intel Iris Plus Graphics (13″) or AMD Radeon Pro (16″)
16GB RAM as a minimum
512GB SSD storage as a minimum

Windows Laptop

Intel Core i5 processor or better
Screen resolution of 1920 X 1080
A dedicated graphics card like Intel Iris Plus Graphics, AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100 or NVidia GeForce MX 250
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.