Student Computer Requirements

While each department or school at PLNU may provide more detailed recommendations and/or requirements in support of a specific program, the following should be considered minimum requirements:

  • Operating system: Apple OSX 10.7.5 or newer or Microsoft Windows 7 or newer
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or newer - including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Web browser that auto-updates, preferably Chrome or Firefox
  • Wi-Fi network card with support for 802.11n (preferred), 802.11g, 802.11a, or 802.11ac
  • Anti-virus software that auto-updates and scans (discounts available though the student portal).

The following devices are recommended:

  • Laptop
  • Webcam
  • Microphone

ITS support of  personal computers and software is limited to wireless network connectivity, access to PLNU provided accounts, and troubleshooting of ITS provided/supported systems.