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The curriculum for the Interdisciplinary Problem Solving Minor (PSMI) is grounded in methods and methodologies. Students hone an understanding and practical application of interdisciplinary approaches to projects and ideas in PSMI's core courses. Co-taught Symposium courses further demonstrate the collaborative tension of interdisciplinary research, exemplifying that interdisciplinary work is so much more than the sum of its parts. Finally, students in the PSMI minor choose electives across Drexel departments to learn more about the methods and methodologies of other disciplines. The combination of disciplinary and interdisciplinary thinking as well as practical skills prepares students for working on teams, collaborating across an organization's departments, and creative problem-solving.

Please refer to the Drexel University Catalog for more information about the Interdisciplinary Problem Solving Minor.

Course Requirements Course Names Credits

Core Courses

 CSDN 210 Innovative Problem Solving
 CSDN 220 Multimodal Research
 HNRS 302 The Symposium 
(Take 2 Symposium courses)
Core Course Total: 12.0

Elective Courses

Students choose an elective path based on their interests. Below you will find a list of pre-approved elective courses. Students may suggest alternative courses with a rationale for how the course fits within their interdisciplinary studies.

 BIO 264:
 BMES 101:
Intro to BMES Design I – Defining Medical Problems 
 BMES 102:
Intro to BMES Design II – Evaluating Design Solutions 
 BUSN 103:
Advanced First Year Business Seminar 
 CAEE 202:
Intro to Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering 
 CIVE 240:
Engineering Economic Analysis 
 COM 111:
Principles of Communication  
 COM 220:
Qualitative Research Methods 
 COM 317:
Environmental Communication
 ENVS 260:
Environmental Science and Study 
 HNRS 302: 
The Symposium (you may take more than the core requirement)
 INFO 101:
Intro to Computing and Security Technology 
 INFO 102:
Intro to Information Systems 
 INFO 103:
Intro to Data Science 
 INTR 310:
Sustainability: History, Theory and Critic 
 MGMT 260:
Intro to Entrepreneurship 
 MGMT 364:
Technology Management 
 MIS 200:
Management Information Systems
 PROD 215:
Design Thinking in Product Design 
 PSY 352:
Psychology of Sustainability 
 SOC 341:
Environmental Movements in America 
Elective Course Total: 12.0
PSMI Minor
 Total: 24.0 credits