Download, Install, and Activate Mathematica for faculty, staff, and students


Mathematica is a software package which is ideal for communicating scientific ideas, whether this is visualization of a concept in an intro-level course, or creating a simulation of a new idea related to research. Mathematica is used in virtually all of the world’s top universities and colleges, and is commonly used in the following types of departments – Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Business and Finance, Life Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science.

Wolfram|Alpha Pro is an engine for computing answers and providing knowledge. It works by using its vast store of expert-level knowledge and algorithms to automatically answer questions, do analysis, and generate reports. Wolfram|Alpha’s long-term goal is to make all systematic knowledge computable and broadly accessible.


Downloading, Installing, and Activating Mathematica Desktop 

  1. Go to ​​​​​​​
  2. Enter in your email address, check the privacy policy box, and click Continue
  3. Click on the Download for Desktop.  By default, the Windows option is selected, but click the down arrow to select Mac or Linux options.  

    OS options for Mathematica download
  4. You will be prompted to sign In, enter in your email address and click Continue
  5. Select University of Wyoming as the Sign-In Method
  6. At the Wyo Login screen, enter in your UWyo username and password
    Note:  if this is the first time you are logging in you may be asked to link your account 
  7. You will be prompted to save the install file.  
  8. Once the file is saved, double click on it to start the install.  Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the install.
  9. Once Mathematica is installed you can launch the program.  The first time you launch the program it will ask you to Activate teh product.  To activate the product, follow the instructions at the below site:



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