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Computer System Requirements

The College of Liberal Arts does not have a college-specific requirement for computer hardware, but it is recommended that a student has a computer with at least the minimum specifications listed below. If you are majoring in either Graphic Communication, Journalism or Art & Design, please see their additional recommendations, also linked below. 

Cal Poly has a limited number of machines available for checkout/rental. For more information on what is available and other options for support, please check the Cal Poly Tech Rentals website (link). 

Minimum Computer Requirements

These are the minimum recommended requirements for successful computing in the CLA. 

Intel Core i5 (8th Gen) or AMD equivalent
512GB SSD storage
16GB RAM
Web Camera (built in or external)
Microsoft Windows 10 or Apple macOS 10.14

Additional Department Computer Requirements

For additional, department-level computer specifications, please click the link on the appropriate department name.

    Additional Department Equipment Requirements

    Beyond computers some of the departments require additional equipment, please click the link on the appropriate department name.

    Questions?

    CLA Tech Team
    Email: clatech@calpoly.edu
    Phone: 805-756-1252

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