In addition to the software available to you on the newly upgraded student lab computers or via Carleton’s Virtual Computer Lab, as a student you can obtain a number of software programs to install on your computer.

For a full list of software available, please visit our Site-Licensed Software webpage.  Please note that not all software on this list is available to Students.

Microsoft Office

Microsoft is offering students in select educational institutions, including Carleton University, the MS Office software suite, at no charge while they are at Carleton.  Learn more about how to download MS Office for free >>


Matlab is available to students at no cost.  It is a high-level technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis, and numeric computation Learn more about how to get Matlab>>


Statistical software available to all students.  Lean more about STATA>>


Statistical Analysis System (SAS) is an integrated system of software products which enables information retrieval and data management, report writing and graphics, business planning, and more. Learn more about how to get SAS >>


Not to be confused with the music application, SHAZAM is software for econometrics, statistics and analytics. Learn more about how to get SHAZAM>>


IBM SPSS Statistics Premium and SPSS Amos are available at no charge. Learn more about how to get SPSS >>

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (Previously called MS Imagine, MS DreamSpark)

MS Azure Dev Tools for Teaching is a Microsoft software subscription service for qualifying departments of Higher Education Institutions to receive selected Microsoft software for eligible faculty, staff, students, and lab use. Learn more how to get MS Azure Dev Tools for Teaching and Learning Program >>


A 3D, engineering and entertainment software package. Learn more about how to get Autodesk>>  

Looking for other software?

Software is also available at educational pricing through the Campus Bookstore or go to On the Hub for discounted software.