The curriculum is designed to provide students with the know-how to develop cosmetic and personal care products that delight consumers and improve quality of life. These include the physiology and pharmacology of pertinent therapeutic or the benefit systems of skin and hair, as well as those associated with approved OTC drug categories.
Course offerings also cover the underlying physical, biophysical, colloidal and interfacial chemistry and formulation science of skin and hair cosmetic products, and OTC drug products.
The following courses are required for the Graduate Certificate totaling five (5) credit hours:
Additionally, students should select seven (7) credit hours of electives listed below.
To learn more about our course offerings, review a sample of our curriculum.
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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