Arizona School of Health Sciences – Residential

See separate list for Doctor of Audiology – Residential Students

Minimum Technology Specifications for 2021 – 2022

You are required to own a laptop computer for your coursework by July 12, 2021  (first day of orientation). Although ATSU doesn’t require any specific model or brand of computer, below are the minimum specifications you will need. Please note these are minimum specs, not recommended specs and that you can use either the Windows or Mac platform.  Any reputable business that sells computers can advise you on these specifications.

Computers

For students using financial assistance, the financial aid budget provides $1500 toward the purchase of a laptop. You will not receive these funds until matriculation.

Starting 2021-22, Doctor of Audiology – Residential Students are required to use Windows laptop computers rather than Mac laptops, because the majority of audiology software is not compatible with Mac computers. To avoid confusion, we have created a separate page for Doctor of Audiology – Residential Students. If you are a Doctor of Audiology – Residential Student please click here.

All other disciplines may use Mac or Windows.

Windows computers

  • i5 Processor or better
  • 8GB RAM
  • Wireless – Dual-Band capable (Supporting 2.4GHz and 5GHz, 802 .11 ac preferred. (This is the wireless protocol used to connect to the ATSU wireless network)
  • Windows OS 10 (Operating System)
  • Anit-virus software such as Avira
  • Microsoft Office 2019
    • When you receive your ATSU account information (This includes access to the my.atsu.edu portal and ATSU email.), you acquire access to Office 365. Please follow these instructions, if you choose to use your Office 365 account.  Following graduation, your Office 365 account will be terminated. At that time you should either purchase a personal Office 365 account or move any files you need to save.
    • The suite of applications you receive with your GSuite for Education account contains Google Docs, Google sheets, and similar applications which can be used as a replacement for Microsoft Office.
  • DSL, cable, or other high-speed internet
  • Webcam
  • Headset

Mac computers

Not used by Doctor of Audiology – Residential Students

  • i5 Processor or better (Intel-based Processor) 
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 802 .11 ac preferred (This is the wireless protocol used to connect to the ATSU wireless network)
  • Mac OS (Operating system) Mohave 10.14 or newer
  • Anti-virus software such as Avira
  • Microsoft Office 2019
    • When you receive your ATSU account information (This includes access to the my.atsu.edu portal and ATSU email.), you acquire access to Office 365. Please follow these instructions, if you choose to use your Office 365 account.  Following graduation, your Office 365 account will be terminated. At that time you should either purchase a personal Office 365 account or move any files you need to save. The suite of applications you receive with your GSuite for Education account contains Google Docs, Google sheets, and similar applications which can be used as a replacement for Microsoft Office.
  • DSL, cable, or other high-speed internet
  • Webcam
  • Headset

 

These technology requirements pertain to students in these Arizona School of Health Sciences programs

  • Athletic Training
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physical Therapy
  • Note: Doctor of Audiology – Residential Students have a separate page
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