Esri Desktop products such as ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro were not designed to run on a Mac. We highly recommend running ArcGIS software on a windows computer. In some cases, it may be possible to get the software installed, but results may vary on how well the software performs.
Recommendations from Esri for ArcGIS Pro
Blog post from Esri for ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro
You can also access ArcGIS Pro via UFApps, which could be your key to success. Make sure you consult with your department’s GIS professor to get some tips on how to use M and R Drives through UFApps.