Science Lab Software at GVSU

The GVSU Science Departments have a few software suites that Faculty, Staff and Students can use in addition to those provided by IT.  Available software is listed below.

Licensed Software

Wolfram Mathematica 12

GVSU has a site license for Wolfram Mathematica 12.  All students, faculty and staff are able to download Mathematica for free. Click the button to view more.


ChemDraw Prime

Faculty and Staff have access to download and use ChemDraw Prime 19.  For more information, click the button.

ChemDraw Prime

Software offered by IT

SPSS, Office 365, Respondus Browser, etc. are available through GVSU's IT Department.  For access, click the GVSU IT Software Portal button below.

GVSU IT Software Portal

Other Licensed Software

Below is a list of other department licensed software that may be available for students to use.  If you would like to request access to one or more, click the Laboratory Software Request Form button to submit a request form.

  • ArcGIS (Geography/Geology/Biology)
  • Geochemist's Workbench (Geology)
  • MestReNova (Chemistry)
  • STELLA  (Biology/NRM)

Laboratory Software Request Form

Students: Login with your GVSU Username followed by '@student'.  For example, John Smith would log in with 'smithj@student'

Faculty/Staff: Login with your normal GVSU Username.  For example, Jane Smith would log in with 'smithja'.


Below are lists of free software that are commonly used in our labs.  Clicking on them will take you to their site to learn more or download.