Technical Requirements

You should discuss special technology requirements with your course instructor or the UC 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)
  2. Minimum of 2 gigabytes of available disk space
  3. Sound card with speakers or headphones
  4. Webcam: Either internal or external
  5. Microphone or telephone headset with microphone: Any type compatible with the phone you will be using
  6. Microsoft Office or OpenOffice
  7. Internet Access – broadband (Cable, DSL, or FIOS)
  8. A supported web browser. For complete list, visit SU Answers
  9. Plugins – Adobe Acrobat ReaderAdobe Flash PlayerJava