The courses cover interdisciplinary courses relevant to cosmetic product science and hygienic manufacturing. Specifically, courses included in the program will cover basic formulation science, introductory skin and hair science, microbiology, product preservation, plant engineering and hygiene, product packaging, and quality assurance.
New content has been developed specifically for the Certificate course, by a team of leading industry experts assembled by the Personal Care Products Council, the industry association for all companies involved in the United States cosmetics market. Individual modules are being created by experienced people responsible for controlling manufacturing hygiene risk in many of the most prestigious and best-known brands on sale today.
In specialist areas, such as equipment design, we have representatives of leading companies who supply the manufacturing systems for those companies. We have members of the team from test equipment suppliers, service providers, and contract manufacturers, who are all providing modules to share their knowledge. The learning modules are reinforced by case studies taken from real-world incidents.
The new content adds to existing well-established material to further enhance the opportunity to learn applied microbiology, engineering, management, problem-solving, and quality system knowledge, in high demand from the very exciting and growing world of personal care cosmetic products.
The two new courses are the following:
The following courses are required for the Graduate Certificate totaling (13) credit hours:
Notably, those who would like to go beyond the GC and complete the MS can formally apply and transfer their GC credits toward the MS.
The Hygienic Manufacturing of Cosmetic Products 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 Hygienic Manufacturing of Cosmetic Products 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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