Courses in the psychology department are designed to offer the psychology major a comprehensive education in the methods and content of the discipline of psychology while simultaneously providing some flexibility in course selections. Students are given a broad overview of the field in their first course, Introduction to Psychology, and are required to complete a three-course sequence dealing with the methods and statistics used by psychologists. In addition to the required methods courses, students must satisfy a breadth requirement by taking at least one course from each of five major areas within psychology (cognitive, biological, developmental, social-personality, and clinical-counseling). Lastly, in their senior year, students are required to take an advanced seminar or research course. All students are assigned a faculty adviser who will assist them in selecting the appropriate combination of psychology courses to match their personal or job-related interests and/or their graduate school or career aspirations.