Bluefield State College suggests that all students own (or have access to) a personal computer. Working knowledge of its operations and up-to-date programs also boosts the learning experience and instructional curves throughout the educational programs. This means that you should know how to get your computer to do what you want it to do when you want it to do it. It is in the best interest of all students, staff, and faculty members to become familiar with your personal computer before classes start.
Students have indicated that individual ownership of a personal computer or laptop is preferable. As a student, staff, or faculty member, you have certain resources available for you to purchase discounted software.
Below are recommendations for hardware that are applicable to all students. The minimum requirements are suggested for individuals that already possess a personal computer. The "Basic" configurations are meant for guidance in obtaining new equipment compatible with school technology standards. Some majors, such as those in the school of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM), will require an advanced hardware system and additional software. Additional software and instructions on how to acquire your software will be provided by your course instructors.
Intel Core i7/AMD Equivalent Processor or better
BSC also houses many general and specific-use computer labs for use by all students, staff and faculty while on campus.