The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at McMaster University began teaching green and sustainable chemistry with the establishment of their Honours Sustainable Chemistry undergraduate program (B.A.Sc.) in the Fall of 2020. The core of this program is taught through three sustainable chemistry courses covering such topics as the green chemistry principles, green chemistry metrics, life cycle analysis, systems thinking and toxicology. This flexible program requires students to take only two out of four of the main chemistry sub-disciplines, which allows for an opportunity to take courses related to sustainability outside of the department. Upon establishment of this program, efforts are being made to incorporation sustainable chemistry throughout the lecture and lab curriculum in the department.
Chemistry Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Chemistry Master of Science (M.S.), Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Bachelor’s of Arts and Science.
Green Chemistry stand-alone course, Stand-alone Toxicology course, Faculty Research.
– Introduction of Green Chemistry into first- and second-year lectures and labs
– Continued development of our inquiry-based lab course investigating and evaluating sustainable alternatives
– Development of an outreach for high school students
– Development of lab activities for upper-year labs
Green Chemistry Theory and Practice.