Academic Catalog

Technology Requirements

Students enrolled at Cornerstone University must have a desktop and/or laptop computer that is no older than four years old with reliable access to high-speed Internet. Your computer needs to be running the current versions of Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS or Google ChromeOS. If you are taking an online course, it is expected that you will own a computer that meets the requirements below and that you have access to the Internet from your home. E-mail and Internet connections are a primary means of participating in courses and are thus necessary and significant contributors to academic success at Cornerstone. Please review your computer’s specifications to determine whether they meet or exceed the minimum requirements listed below.

Recommended Browsers

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge

Bandwidth Requirements

Check with your local Internet Service Provider to confirm that your service meets minimum speed requirements.

Rate Minimum Recommended
Upload > 1.2 mbps > 4 mbps
Download > 2.6 mbps > 4 mbps

Computer Requirements

Type Windows Mac
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Newest MacOS Release or one prior
Computer Memory >8 GB is recommended >8 GB is recommended
Available Disk Space 120 GB 120 GB

* Tablet devices, such as the Apple iPad, are great supplemental tools but do not meet CU’s minimum technology requirements.

Software Requirements

Microsoft Office 365 is available for free to all actively enrolled students at Cornerstone University (see My Cornerstone>Tools>Office 365 for installation instructions).


Doctoral students are expected to complete capstone projects using mainstream quantitative or qualitative data analysis software (SPSS, JMP, LISREL, Minitab, NVivo, WINKS). If a student knows how to use open-source software (such as R), he or she will be permitted to do so but assignments and data analysis must conform to normative output, reporting procedures and criteria. Moreover, the student will be responsible for knowing and demonstrating mastery of the software program.


Select online courses include a requirement for live or recorded presentations conducted via the web (i.e. Google Meet or Microsoft Teams). A webcam, microphone and speakers/headphones will be required to participate in these assignments. When there is a live web-based presentation or online meeting required in an asynchronous online course, professors schedule the meeting(s) in advance with multiple options so students can make the necessary arrangements to participate.