Technical and Computer Requirements

technical requirements for earning an online degree

All of your courses with Wexford University are taken online, so it is important to have the correct computer equipment to ensure your best possible learning experience.

Many aspects of your study can be completed on an iPad or other tablet device.
In some cases, you will need a laptop or desktop computer.

Electronic communication is the preferred method of communication for students, faculty and staff. In order to take advantage of this technology, it is required that learners, faculty and staff acquire and maintain email access with the capability to send and receive attached files.

Wexford University recommends the following basic computer requirements:

Computer Hardware:
  • A processor of 1.6 GHz or faster
  • A current anti-virus application
  • 256MB RAM or greater
  • 20 GB hard drive or larger
  • High-speed Internet connection
  • Monitor and video card with 1024×768 ppi or greater resolution
  • Sound card with speakers
  • CD-ROM
  • Iaser or ink jet printer
Operating System:
  • A computer running Windows XP or MAC 10.X or later versions.
Computer Software:
  • Email address
  • Internet service provider (ISP) account (Internet access)
  • Adobe® Reader® 6.0 or later
  • Microsoft® Outlook Express 6.0 or later
  • Microsoft® Office XP, 2003, 2004 or 2007
  • Microsoft® Word
  • Microsoft® PowerPoint®
  • Flash® Player
Essential Software Downloads:
The following browsers & plug-ins may be necessary to view course content within the Wexford University Virtual Classroom. You are encouraged to download the plug-ins listed below and choose an appropriate browser.

Please note: We recommend the Firefox browser for safety and security when browsing the web.

Browsers:

Plugins:

 

Your Connection to the Web:
A dedicated, reliable 512 Kbps or faster Internet connection (optimal)
Click here to test the internet speed of your computer.