Cosmetic science is a multidisciplinary science rooted in bioscience, materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, colloid and surface science, microbiology, toxicology, and imaging, measurements, and modeling. Our comprehensive program covers all aspects of cosmetic science and 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 even a scientific-driven 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.
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Given the scope and success of this growing industry, cosmetic science careers that benefit from the program include:
Students and faculty represent some of the leading cosmetics and pharmaceutical companies in the world including:
The Cosmetic Science Graduate Certificate is typically completed in 3 semesters or 1 year based on taking 2 courses per semester, which is the average pace.
For the Cosmetic Science Graduate Certificate, a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 or foreign equivalent is recommended.
Please visit the Admissions Requirements page for more information.
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