Computer Support

Recommended Laptop Specification

The College of Pharmacy recommends the purchase of a laptop computer for use in the PharmD program. Below are the recommended minimum specifications.

Processor: Intel Core i5 or Core i7 Processor
RAM: 8GB 
Hard Drive: 256GB
Screen Resolution: 1920 X 1080 pixels

Software Recommendations

Windows laptops: Windows 10
Macintosh laptops: Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan) or above.
Antivirus software: UK provides Microsoft Endpoint for both Mac and PC for free here.
Microsoft Office: UK provides stduents free access to Office 365, for more details please click here.

Other Available Software

Visit UK Software Downloads to learn about software available free of charge or at a reduced rate.

In addition to downloadable software, students can access myVirtualDEN (Virtual Desktop Environment) which provides access to general student lab software on any UK student’s personal device (desktop, laptop, tablet). This allows anywhere, anytime access to a number of Windows applications, including Microsoft Office and Adobe products. See www.uky.edu/VirtualDEN for more information.