Environmental Chemistry Concentration, BS

Bridgewater State University

Date Posted: Jan. 31, 2017
Submitted by: Alicia McCarthy
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Specialization/Concentration/Emphasis


The Environmental Chemistry Concentration incorporates the Chemistry Department's overall goal to emphasize the fundamental role of chemistry within global society by providing students with courses that integrate sustainability, green chemistry, and toxicology concepts.

The Department of Chemical Sciences at Bridgewater State University has been integrating green chemistry into their curriculum for over a decade. The department currently teaches green chemistry throughout their organic chemistry course and in many other major and non-major courses.

Bridgewater State University is a proud signatory of the Green Chemistry Commitment.

Learning Outcomes

Green Chemistry Commitment Student Learning Objectives

Upon graduation, we believe all chemistry majors should have proficiency in the following essential green chemistry competencies:

Theory: Have a working knowledge of the Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry

Toxicology: Have an understanding of the principles of toxicology, the molecular mechanisms of how chemicals affect human health and the environment, and the resources to identify and assess molecular hazards

Laboratory Skills: Possess the ability to assess chemical products and processes and design greener alternatives when appropriate

Application: Be prepared to serve society in their professional capacity as scientists and professionals through the articulation, evaluation, and employment of methods and chemicals that are benign for human health and the environment