Mathematica is a computational software program used in scientific, engineering, and mathematical fields within academic and commercial institutions. One of the key components of Mathematica is that it contains numerical computational abilities, as well as symbolic visual capabilities.

Academic uses for Mathematica include teaching simple concepts in the classroom to doing high-level research using some of the world’s largest clusters.  Mathematica can be used by faculty as an interactive teaching tool – classroom lectures, assignments and exams can all be created within Mathematica. Additionally, High Performance Computing and data analysis can be performed in Mathematica.

Learn more about Mathematica on the Wolfram website. Users with questions about Mathematica may reach out to Mathematica’s Senior Academic Account Manager Troy Schaudt.


No cost to students, faculty or staff.


Faculty Staff Students

Mathematica Desktop

Students, faculty and staff can visit the Wolfram website to access and download Mathematica software.

Mathematica Online

Recent Alumni Software Download

Recent Bama Grads can apply for Wolfram’s Early Professionals program to receive a free, six-month Mathematica Early Professionals License to continue using Mathematica for both professional and personal use.

Eligibility and Cost

There is no cost to students, faculty and staff. This contract is supported by the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Engineering and University Libraries.

Licensing Information

This software is licensed for use on both personal and University-owned machines and devices.

The University has an academic site license which provides licensing for all faculty, staff and students on University and personal machines as well as computer labs.