Michigan's only undergraduate
Green Chemistry degree!


By studying Green Chemistry at UM-Flint, you demonstrate your commitment to learning the fundamentals of chemistry while adding extra emphasis on the environmental, social, and industrial impacts of chemical processes. 

As a Green Chemistry student, you can expect the same outstanding education as a traditional UM-Flint Chemistry student, including:

  • one-on-one faculty interactions
  • updated labs and instruments
  • research and publication opportunities
  • learning with an emphasis on safety

You will also take classes that cut across disciplines to provide a dynamic skill set that is highly sought after by employers. An emphasis on green practices is becoming the industry standard, and as a UM-Flint Green Chemistry student, you will help lead the way.

To begin your UM-Flint Green Chemistry degree, contact our advisor, Associate Professor Nick Kingsley, at kingsley@umich.edu or (810) 762-3077.

What's being said about UM-Flint Green Chemistry?

We need chemists who are well trained in green chemistry. I believe that a chemist who has a background in toxicology, policy, and sustainability, as offered through the UM-Flint Green Chemistry program, is more likely to design solutions that are safer, that are lower risk, and that can contribute positively to society.

Shawn E. Hunter, Ph.D.
Global EH&S Product Sustainability Leader
Dow Building & Construction

I can clearly see the need for green chemistry education. I believe that a Bachelor of Science in Green Chemistry at the University of Michigan-Flint will attract students who seek the technical skills of the chemist but with the knowledge to reduce hazard to human health and the environment.

Karolina Mellor, Ph.D.
Yale Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering

I firmly believe that this degree program will change the landscape of chemistry education and provide [UM-Flint] students with a unique opportunity to become chemists and designers who recognize the importance of their work beyond the bench and into the world’s health and sustainability landscape.

Grace Lasker, Ph.D., MS, CHES, CN
Director, Health Studies; Senior Lecturer, Nursing & Health Studies; Instructor, Dept. of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences
University of Washington Bothell

In order for chemists to play a central role in addressing the grand challenges of sustainability, college science students require a broad, multidisciplinary education to understand, evaluate, and solve these issues. Students who are educated and trained in green chemistry will have an expanded skill set making them more competitive.

Edward J. Brush, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemical Sciences
Bridgewater State University