Students will have additional expenses to complete some courses and are required to have a laptop computer by the second year of the program. In addition to tuition and fees, expenses include books, expendable supplies and individual equipment. Some field trips will be required and some will be optional. A reasonable estimate of additional expenses is $1000-$2000 per academic year.
Each student will be required to have a laptop computer that meets program specifications by the start of the 200-level courses in the major. The university currently has an agreement with Dell computers for educational discounts. For several reasons, students are encouraged to wait until they have completed the 100-level courses in the major before incurring this expense.