Date Posted: Feb. 24, 2017
Submitted by: Alicia McCarthy
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree
Completion: 4


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles has included aspects of green chemistry in the lab curriculum for a number of years and more recently in coursework including environmental chemistry and toxicology. The department moved into the new LMU Life Science Building in Fall 2015 and is pleased to highlight green chemistry with invited speakers, undergraduate research, curriculum, and outreach in its new home.

Loyola Marymount 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

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