Dr. Michael Knepp

Teaching Area(s): Psychology and Neuroscience

In our department, the focus is on methodology and getting practical internship and research experience. This approach can give different approaches to thinking and reasoning, which leads to better preparation for the work environment and graduate school.


Neuroscientists study the brain and its functions including memory, perception, action, language and conscious awareness, according to the Psychology Career Center. A relatively new field stemming back to the 1950s when early theories regarding brain functioning began to emerge, innovation in neuroscience was fueled by advancements in molecular biology.

This discipline truly began to take form when methods for analyzing behavioral-cognitive relationships were developed and combined with cellular neurobiological research. Today, neuroscience connects cognitive-behavioral outcomes with underlying neural systems.

With a solid foundation in the study of behavior and mental processes, our major in neuroscience will help you develop the practical skills needed to succeed through hands-on projects and research. A core curriculum is combined with the ability to tailor the major requirements to suit your individual needs to prepare you for future success.

Most career positions in neuroscience are research-oriented, and typically require a Ph.D. Our major integrates courses from several disciplines, preparing you for advanced study in graduate and professional schools and/or entry-level positions, all in pursuit of a rewarding future.

Step By Step Academy
Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism
Lincoln Memorial University
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Cleveland State University
Wright State University
Lehigh University
Kent State University
University of Toledo

Health/social research
Clinical psychology
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