Online Degree Technical Requirements

Online Degree Technical Requirements:
Your computer and your internet connection are the two most important components of a rewarding online experience. We therefore want to make certain that you have all the necessary resources available to successfully complete your course work. Please review the information presented below to make certain that you possess the necessary components.

Recommended Computer Settings:

PC:

  • Processor: 1.6 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Available Hard Drive Space: 1 GB
  • Operating System: XP, Vista, Windows 7 or 8

Mac:

  • Processor: G3
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Available Hard Drive Space: 1 GB
  • Operating System: 10.5 or better

 

Required Software

PC:

  • Office Suite: MS Office 2007 or newer
  • Browser: Current version of Firefox or Chrome
  • Plug-Ins: Adobe Reader, QuickTime and Java

Mac:

  • Office Suite: MS Office 2011 or newer
  • Browser: Current version of Firefox
  • Plug-Ins: Adobe Reader, QuickTime and Java

 

Internet Requirements:

We recommend a minimum download speed of 1.5 Mbps, which is commonly the speed associated with a basic DSL connection. A faster connection, such as cable service, will further enhance your online experience. A Wi-Fi connection is generally acceptable, but is dependent upon one of the two services mentioned above.
A dial-up connection is sufficient for some activities but is known to cause problems when students attempt to view video content and complete quizzes. The same is also true for cellular and satellite connections. Due the sensitive nature of quizzes, we strongly recommend that students seek an alternate connection for the duration of their quiz attempts.

 

Skill Requirements:

Students need to possess basic computer skills, such as

  • How to use a web browser and word processor
  • How to send and receive email
  • How to copy and paste

 

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