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Computer Requirements

Hardware and Software Requirements

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Technology Requirements


  • PC: Windows Windows 7,
    Windows 8, or Windows 10
  • MAC: Intel processor, OS X
  • Webcam
  • Headset with microphone
  • Internet: Broadband connection strongly recommended.


  • PC: Microsoft Office 2007 or higher
    (Word, Access, Powerpoint, Excel)
  • MAC: Microsoft Office 2008 or higher
    (Word, Access, Powerpoint, Excel)
  • Adobe CS6 Design and Web Premium OR Adobe Creative Cloud (CC)

Note: A few of our electives require specialized hardware or software. Please see the course description and/or syllabus for specific information.

Adobe is encouraging customers to purchase their subscription-based Creative Cloud. However, versions of Adobe CS6 Design and Web Premium are still available. The following are two vendors to check to see what the current price and availability is of Adobe CS6.

  1. BSU BroncoTech (student ID required)
    • Email:
    • Phone: 208-426-5496
  2. Academic Superstore (online)

The BSU Bookstore offers educational pricing on software for all BSU students, and discounts on computers from several manufacturers.