College of Liberal Arts Laptop Requirement
All undergraduate CLA students are required to have a laptop computer.
CLA continues to develop its successful technology programs, which
encourages all students to actively use
laptop technology in their courses and course assignments.
The laptop requirement supports our effort to ensure that
CLA students gain valuable technology skills and experience
as an integrated part of their education in the humanities
and social sciences: making students more competitive
in their future academic and professional careers.
Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows), ESRI ArcGIS Desktop, Microsoft Office, and SPSS. Other software such as Microsoft Windows 8 or Adobe products are available at the UMD Bookstore Computer Corner at academic prices. Remember to ask for the student academic pricing at stores when purchasing software.
Antivirus software and Microsoft Office are strongly recommended.