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List of Specifications

If you have declared a major, check the major List of Specifications below or contact your department to confirm the configuration you will need. Many colleges and departments do have additional requirements and suggestions beyond the university baseline. 

Please note that manufacturers typically update technology and provide specifications for new models during the spring. Therefore, to ensure that you receive the most recent technology Virginia Tech highly recommends that you wait until the summer before you arrive on campus to purchase a computer.

The University Baseline Specifications are the same as those listed for University Studies/Undecided.

Select your intended major from the list below to see your specific requirements:

Accounting and Information Systems
Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural Sciences
Agricultural Technology (Associate's Degree)
Animal and Poultry Sciences
Art History
Biological Sciences (Biology)
Biological Systems Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Building Construction
Business (undecided)
Business Information Technology
Career and Technical Education – Agriculture Education
Chemical Engineering
Childhood Pre-Education
Civil Engineering
Classical Studies
Clinical Neuroscience
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience
Community Economic Development
Computational Modeling and Data Analytics
Computational and Systems Neuroscience
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Engineering and Management
Consumer Studies
Creative Technologies
Creative Writing
Crop and Soil Sciences
Dairy Science
Ecological Restoration
Economics (College of Science)
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education (PK-6)
English Language Arts Education
Engineering Science and Mechanics
Environmental Conservation and Society
Environmental Economics: Management and Policy
Environmental Horticulture
Environmental Informatics
Environmental Policy and Planning
Environmental Resources Management
Environmental Science
EUropean and Transatlantic Studies
Experimental Neuroscience
Explore Science (undecided)
Exploring Architecture and Urban Studies (undecided)
Exploring Life Sciences (undecided)
Exploring Natural Resources (undecided)
Fashion Merchandising and Design
Fish Conservation
Food and Health Systems Economics
Food Science and Technology