Careers: Cosmetic Science Certificate

April 01, 2023
May 08, 2023

Summer 2023 Information Session - Feb 15

Join us on Feb 15, 2023, at 4 PM EST for a virtual Cosmetic Science information session. Listen in and ask questions while program director Dr. Ananth Kavssery discusses the program, curriculum, work-life balance, and online school.

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What You Can do with a Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Science

Cosmetic science is a multidisciplinary science with roots in bioscience, materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, colloid and surface science, microbiology, and toxicology, and imaging, measurements, and modeling.  Our comprehensive program covers all aspects of cosmetic science and this will open up opportunities in cosmetic, personal care, chemical, and even pharma companies and associated testing organizations.

Whether you are a dermatologist, MD, scientist, researcher, chemist, or a marketer learning about the science of the field, a Cosmetic Science Graduate Certificate will put you on a trajectory for success in a booming industry.

Growth and career opportunities in this field are exciting. The cosmetic and personal care industry is expected to grow from a $500 billion dollar industry in 2020 to a trillion-dollar industry by 2030.

Given the scope and success of this growing industry, cosmetic science careers that benefit from the program include:

  • Clinical Testing and Instrumentation
  • Consumer affairs
  • Cosmetic Chemists and Scientists
  • Cosmetic Technology
  • Fragrance Formulation and Testing
  • Hair Care Scientist
  • Marketing
  • Product manufacturing and development
  • Quality assurance/control
  • Research and Development
  • Skin Care Formulation

Students and faculty represent some of the leading cosmetics and pharmaceutical companies in the world including:

  • L’Oréal
  • Unilever
  • Estée Lauder
  • P&G
  • Johnson & Johnson