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Online Degree Technical Requirements

Contact Us with Questions about Belhaven Online ProgramsYour computer and your internet connection are the two most important components of a rewarding online experience. We therefore want to make certain that you have all the necessary resources available to successfully complete your course work. Please review the information presented below to make certain that you possess the necessary components. Please be aware that the Google Chromebook and the Chrome browser are not currently compatible with our online program. We also do not recommend that students attempt quizzes when using a mobile device, such as a phone or tablet, due to compatibility issues. When you apply, please complete and submit the Computer Requirements Questionnaire online.

Recommended Computer Settings

PC:

  • Processor: 1.6 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Available Hard Drive Space: 1 GB
  • Operating System: Vista, Windows 7 or 8

Mac:

  • Processor: G3
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Available Hard Drive Space: 1 GB
  • Operating System: 10.5 or better


Required Software

PC:

Mac:


Internet Requirements

We recommend a minimum download speed of 1.5 Mbps, which is commonly the speed associated with a basic DSL connection. A faster connection, such as cable service, will further enhance your online experience. A Wi-Fi connection is generally acceptable, but is dependent upon one of the two services mentioned above.

A dial-up connection is sufficient for some activities but is known to cause problems when students attempt to view video content and complete quizzes. The same is also true for cellular and satellite connections. Due the sensitive nature of quizzes, we strongly recommend that students seek an alternate connection for the duration of their quiz attempts.


Skill Requirements

Students need to possess basic computer skills, such as: