Online Technology Requirements

To participate in online programs, students will need a computer system with current specifications. The specifications below are designed for your benefit and successful experience.

Online learners may purchase UC-licensed software through the UC Bookstore Computer Department. The College of Nursing provides online students with a Virtual Computer optimally configured for the UC environment, including software titles such as Microsoft Office, SPSS, SAS, MindView, and more. This Virtual Computer is accessed using your personal computer and is recommended for accessing on-campus student resources.


PC

Minimum Hardware

  • Intel i5 processor or faster
  • 4GB RAM
  • 500GB HD
  • DVD-RW drive
  • Video card with 256MB of memory or more
  • Monitor that supports 1280x1024 resolution or higher
  • Webcam
  • Broadband connection (i.e., DSL or cable modem that supports 5 Mbps or higher)

Ideal Hardware

  • Intel i7 processor or faster
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 1TB 7200 RPM drive
  • DVD-RW drive
  • Fast broadband connection (i.e., DSL or cable modem that supports 10 Mbps or higher)
  • Single or dual monitors that support 1920x1080 resolution or higher

Mac

Minimum Hardware

  • iMac or Mac mini with 2.7Ghz dual-core Intel i5 processor or faster
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 1Tb 7200 RPM drive
  • 8x External SuperDrive
  • Monitor that supports 1280x1024 resolution or higher
  • Broadband connection (i.e. DSL or cable modem that supports 5 Mbps or higher)

Ideal Hardware

  • Mac Pro with 3.2GHz quad-core Intel Xeon processor or faster
  • 12 GB RAM (6 GB standard)
  • 1TB HD (standard)
  • 18x External SuperDrive
  • Single or dual monitors that support 1920x1080 resolution or higher
  • Fast broadband connection (i.e. DSL or cable modem that supports 10 Mbps or higher)

Minimum Software

  • Latest version of Mozilla Firefox (Mac or PC), Microsoft Internet Explorer (PC), Google Chrome (Mac or PC), and/or Safari (Mac or PC)
  • Microsoft Office 2013 (PC) or Microsoft Office 2011 (Mac)
  • Broadband Internet connection (at least 1Mbps, preferably 10 or higher)
  • Current version of Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player and Java