College of Public Health Technology Requirements

Suggested technology requirements for the College of Public Health:

Internet Access Broadband cable or DSL with a minimum connection speed of 768kbit is recommended; slower connections may not provide optimal course expeience and performance 
Operating System  Microsoft Windows XP or higher; current students may purchase discounted Microsoft products
Processor Type  Intel Core, Core 2, Core 2 Duo, i3, i5 or i7 processor-based only 
System Memory  2GB RAM or higher 
Monitor 1024x768 or higher screen resolution 
Software  Microsoft Office 2007 or higher (some courses might require additional software, contact your course instructor for more information); current students may purchase discounted Microsoft products 
Web Browser  Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox; other browsers such as Google Chrome, Opera and Apple Safari should also work
Storage  120GB of hard drive or greater
Audio  Computer speakers and/or headphones
E-mail  UNMC e-mail account (Microsoft Outlook) 
Web Conferencing

Courses using web conferencing for online meetings require the following:

  • For audio: headset with microphone required
  • For video: web camera 
Plug-ins  Course content may include file types that require special plug-in software which is typically available as free downloads (ex: Real Player, Java, Quicktime, Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash)