Technical Requirements for Science Prerequisites for Health Professionals Courses

If you should have any ques­tions on our online grad­u­ate pro­grams or even just tech­ni­cal require­ments list­ed on this page, please get in touch. We will be hap­py to walk you through any details.  

Minimum Supported Hardware and Software

In order for you, as a stu­dent, to have the best pos­si­ble expe­ri­ence, UNE has estab­lished the fol­low­ing tech­ni­cal spec­i­fi­ca­tions for what we can sup­port:

Mac Win­dows
Oper­at­ing Sys­tem OSX 10.10 Win­dows 7
Proces­sor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Mem­o­ry 2 GB 2 GB
Web Browsers Sup­port­ed Google, Chrome, Fire­fox Google, Chrome, Fire­fox

Not sup­port­ed at this time:

While you may be able to com­plete course­work for your pro­gram using the hard­ware and soft­ware list­ed below, there is no guar­an­tee that all aspects will func­tion as intend­ed:

  • Mobile devices and mobile oper­at­ing sys­tems
  • Lin­ux-based oper­at­ing sys­tems, Chrome­books


  • Access to a com­put­er and the inter­net
    • Hard­ware and inter­net con­nec­tion may be incom­pat­i­ble in cas­es of employ­er-pro­vid­ed com­put­ers and net­works, pub­lic com­put­ers, and pub­lic inter­net hotspots
  • Inter­net speed:
    • 1.5 Mbs upload and down­load required
    • Basic broad­band (4 Mbs) rec­om­mend­ed
  • Web­cam
    • 1280 x 720 (1 megapix­el) res­o­lu­tion rec­om­mend­ed
  • Micro­phone
  • Speak­ers
  • Microsoft Office
    • Free and avail­able to stu­dents with their account via Office 365
    • Includes Microsoft Out­look for your email
  • Access to a scan­ner
  • An inter­net con­nec­tion that meets the Proc­torU equip­ment check report card
  • Adobe Flash
  • Access to an  exter­nal or inter­nal opti­cal dri­ve

Computer Proficiency Requirements

Although your instruc­tor is there to sup­port you, in order to com­fort­ably par­tic­i­pate and suc­ceed in an online course envi­ron­ment, online stu­dents must have basic com­put­er lit­er­a­cy skills and, at a min­i­mum, have pro­fi­cien­cy with the fol­low­ing: 

  • Using a key­board and mouse
  • Send­ing and receiv­ing email
  • Using com­mon soft­ware appli­ca­tions includ­ing, but not lim­it­ed to those found in Microsoft Office (Word, Pow­er­Point, Excel) or sim­i­lar office suites such as Google Apps
  • Record­ing video pre­sen­ta­tions with your com­put­er cam­era and micro­phone and upload­ing to video host­ing ser­vices such as YouTube
  • Using a text edi­tor (chang­ing fonts, insert­ing links, using spell check, etc.)
  • Sav­ing and retriev­ing files in dif­fer­ent for­mats (.docx, .pdf, .pptx, etc.)
  • Installing and updat­ing soft­ware
  • Select­ing, copy­ing, and past­ing text
  • Access­ing the Inter­net using a web brows­er such as Chrome or Fire­fox
  • Reset­ting basic brows­er set­tings (clear­ing cache/history, cook­ies, etc)
  • Per­form­ing basic Inter­net search­es with appro­pri­ate search terms
  • Locat­ing and copy­ing web addresses/URLs
  • Brows­ing for files to attach and upload; extract­ing zip files


If at any time you have ques­tions, please reach out to an enroll­ment coun­selor at or call 1–855-325‑0894.


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