Technical Requirements

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You should discuss special technology requirements with your course instructor or our Online Help Desk prior to enrolling in an online course. At a minimum, you will need the following to participate in most online courses at Syracuse University:

  1. PC or Macintosh computer with 1 gigabyte of RAM (2 gigabytes of RAM recommended)
    Note: For eSports Gaming certificate, no less than 4 GB RAM, however 8GB is recommended. Students will also need a graphics accelerator/graphics processing unit (GPU).
  2. Minimum of 2 gigabytes of available disk space
  3. Sound card with speakers or headphones
  4. Webcam and microphone (built-in or external)
  5. Microsoft Office or OpenOffice
  6. Internet Access – broadband (Cable, DSL, or FIOS)
  7. A supported web browser. For complete list, visit SU Answers
  8. Plugins – Adobe Acrobat ReaderJava