Date Posted: March 1, 2017
Submitted by: Alicia McCarthy
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Montclair State University has been actively engaged in Green Chemistry education since the early 1990’s. In addition to offering an advanced undergraduate course in green chemistry, they have a continuing commitment to the integration of green chemistry principles into as many laboratory experiences as possible for their students. Their chemical literature course, which is required for all chemistry and biochemistry majors, has green chemistry as a major theme, providing students with significant exposure to the past, present, and future of research and development efforts in green chemistry.

Montclair 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.

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