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College of Ag & Life Sciences

  • A PC/Windows computer is recommended for the following programs/majors: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Statistics, Animal Science, and Technology Systems Management (TSM)/Fluid Power Systems. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering majors, see College of Engineering PC recommendations instead. Click here view the College of Ag & Life Sciences laptop recommendations, along with a list of program, course, and lab specific requirements.
  • Typical use scenarios - see CALS website for detailed specs:
    • Minimum/Economic: Web browsing, Microsoft Office-type applications, connecting to a remote computer.
    • Recommended: Programming applications and IDE's. Light video editing. Ability to install software that may have higher level requirements, such as some Adobe products.
    • High Performance/Advanced: Running engineering applications for 3D modeling and Virtual Reality. Contact us at techcyteorder@iastate.edu to place a special order.

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    The computers listed in the links above are based typical use recommendations and specifications listed
    on the CALS website for current computer models available to purchase at TechCyte.