FAQs for 2nd Year Students

Q: What second year Math courses are offered at UTM?

A: We offer four types of courses: Calculus of Several Variables (MAT232H), Linear Algebra (MAT223H, 224H), Differential Equations (MAT212H, 244H), and a new course called Introduction to Discrete Mathematics (MAT202H).


Q: What is MAT202H?

A: MAT202H is a course in abstract thinking using algebraic structures as subject material. Part of its purpose is to prepare students for the course in Mathematical Writing in Third Year (MAT392H). It may be used to satisfy program requirements by current students.


Q: How do the first two years of the specialist programs in Mathematics on the two campuses compare?

A: The Specialist program in Mathematical Sciences at UTM is a broadly based program balanced between theory and applications, similar to the "Mathematics and Its Applications" program on the St. George campus. This program prepares students for graduate study in applied areas, teaching, and professional careers. The Specialist program in Mathematics on the St. George campus is a highly intensive program in pure mathematics. UTM students who wish to take some of the advanced abstract mathematics courses on the St. George campus should consult the Department.


Q: I'm in another program, not Mathematical Sciences, and it says that I need a certain math course. Can I take another one instead?

A: You should ask the Department which sponsors your program.