Microsoft Software Help for your College Major


How did you decide your college major: throw darts at a list, take a quiz online, pick the kiosk with the coolest pens at orientation, or maybe you knew what you wanted to be since the beginning?  However you decided and whatever direction you’re headed*, Microsoft has some free software, trials, discounts and resources to help you get through school with flying colors. Check out the major-specific solutions/offers below:

Art Majors: Creating 3D art, anime-style graphics, layers, and interesting photo effects will no longer cost you an arm and a leg:

Astronomy: Bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world and combining it with 3D navigation, this software will help you enjoy the cosmos like never before:

Biology: a library of commonly-used bioinformatics functions is at your fingertips:

Business: Your first step toward the CEO office should be the best operating system available.  You don’t live in the 90s and neither should your computer:

Computer Science: Servers, Dev kits and more!  This bundle of over 20 free licenses packs a punch:

Education (K-12): You love kids, but worry what you’d say when you actually get in front of them to be a teacher one day?! Everything from lesson plans, software and discounts for your noble cause:

English: Did Oedipus kill his father or find out his uncle put poison in his ear?  Make sure you keep your literature straight and organized- we wouldn’t want you develop a complex 😉

Game Design: XNA, Kodu Lab- we’re big fans of game designers around here and want you to be set up with all the free tools you need to make the next big game:

Political Science: So you need to present the arguments for and against raising the debt ceiling by next Monday! We’ll help you look like you know what you’re talking about:

Psychology: The human condition in college is notes, notes, notes, notes- be prepared:

Mathematics: Pre-algebra, Algebra, Trigonometry, Physics, Chemistry, and Calculus ring a bell?  You’ll be glad you have this study buddy:

Theater Arts/Broadcast Journalism: “There ain’t no business like show business” – start honing your skills now with this handy program:

 *Not all college majors are represented

Comments (4)

  1. This is a great list! It looks like the art link is not to a Microsoft product, but it's still very interesting! Thanks!

  2. Thanks Ed! On the art site it said Microsoft helped develop the software, so I ran with it 🙂 Wanted to try to help as many students as possible.  Thanks so much for your comment 🙂

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