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LBC Computer Requirements for Fall 2017 Briggs Students

Starting Fall 2017, all students in Lyman Briggs College are expected to have a notebook/laptop computer for use at MSU. Below are minimal requirements. Anything equal or greater than this configuration will be adequate for the Lyman Briggs College courses.

  • 4GB Memory
  • 128GB Hard Drive
  • 802.11 Wireless (G)
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 or Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later

MSU and Lyman Briggs College do not recommend students rely on tablet devices (e.g., iPad), mobile phones, or netbook computers (e.g., Chromebooks) as their primary computer due to software limitations.
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Computer Purchases:
Students may choose to purchase the computer through the MSU Tech Store ( or at an off-campus store of their choice. The MSU Tech Store sells computer hardware and software to MSU students, faculty, and staff at an educational discount. Popular software is available in some cases for less than half the retail price.

Student Software:
Michigan State transitioned undergraduate student email to Microsoft Office 365 email during summer and fall 2015. Office 365 is a suite of office software hosted by Microsoft that can be accessed anywhere on multiple devices. Office Pro Plus includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, and Publisher is available for free once they have their Office 365 account setup. Office for Mac is also available.