Current Drexel students from all majors are welcome to apply to the Interdisciplinary Problem Solving Minor (PSMI). PSMI provides an opportunity for students to explore different methods of inquiry across disciplines and how those methods can be applied to complex problems. It complements any student’s major, and creates space for creative thinkers to explore beyond the boundaries of a single discipline.
Students interested in minoring in Interdisciplinary Problem Solving should meet with staff from the Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry. Please reach out to either Director Dr. Kevin Egan or Associate Director Dr. Katie Barak to set up a meeting. We can discuss your personal, academic, and career goals and talk through how PSMI could support your aspirations.
- Introductory Meeting
Anyone interested in applying to the Interdisciplinary Problem Solving Minor (PSMI) must meet with PSMI staff to discuss their academic goals, learn more about the minor's requirements, and review the application process and timeline.
- Statement of Interest Form
After the introductory meeting, students interested in declaring PSMI will be asked to fill out a statement of interest form. This form will help students think about how the minor can complement their current field of study – what kinds of problems are of interest? What are some of the relevant fields that would help address those problems? What specific courses might be of included? Students are also encouraged to revise their plan of study to demonstrate the incorporation of the minor into their curriculum and review this with their academic advisor.
- Adding the Major
Once these steps are completed, staff from the Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry will submit the necessary forms to add the Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving minor.