The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Elmhurst College is committed to teaching students about Green Chemistry principles. Students learn about and implement green techniques in the teaching laboratories and seminar series. In addition, our undergraduate research program includes a variety of green chemistry projects. Students can choose from a direct major in Chemistry, an ACS Approved Chemistry major, or a Chemistry major with a concentration in Biochemistry.
Elmhurst College is a proud signatory of the Green Chemistry Commitment.
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