Technical Requirements

Important Notice As of spring

Important Notice

As of spring 2015, we are no longer accepting new applications for this program. Review our list of degrees for another program within this college.

Cardinal Stritch University is committed to providing quality education in a variety of formats and delivery methods. Online learning has evolved as a method that meets the needs of many students.

To fully participate in the program, you will need the ability to engage in audio and video collaboration. To do this your computer should meet at least the following specifications:


  • Hardware and Operating System
    • OS X or later (Java enabled)
  • Office Suite
    • Microsoft Office 2004 for Macintosh or later, including Word and PowerPoint,or
    • NeoOffice,or
    • Internet access to Google.Docs


  • Hardware and Operating System
    • Windows XP or later (Java enabled); recommended RAM: 1 GB for XP, 2 GB for Vista
  • Office Suite
    • Microsoft Office 2003 or later, including Word and PowerPoint,or
    • OpenOffice,or
    • Internet access to Google.Docs

Other Requirements

  • Internet
    • High Speed Broadband internet connection (DSL, Cable, or Satellite internet service)
  • Browser
    • Mozilla Firefox (available as a free download)
  • Browser Plug-Ins
  • Printer and E-mail
    • Must be able to print documents
    • Gmail account required (free account at; will be required to use some web 2.0 tools)
  • Multimedia
    • Monitor display resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater
    • Audio headset, or microphone and speakers
    • Video conferencing camera (built-in or stand-alone)
    • Ability to read and write CDs (archival purposes)
  • Other Recommendations
    • Your computer should be protected by an antivirus and spyware program. Free versions are available, including AVG antivirus ( and Ad-Aware (