The Department of Chemistry at Grand Valley State University is one of a few institutions that offer a Certificate in Green Chemistry for chemistry majors. Green chemistry is also woven in to many of the chemistry courses for both majors and non-majors.
Grand Valley State University 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