Take a Science-First Approach to Cosmetics

Today’s consumers are more demanding than ever about what goes in and ON their bodies. Cosmetic Chemists are beauty’s newest class of influencers, and they specialize in developing more innovative and safer formulas to create makeup and toiletries. The West Coast is the innovation hub for the Cosmetic Chemistry industry, and this program shows you how to develop the skills you need to launch or advance your career as a Cosmetic Scientist and make your mark on today’s world of beauty.

Offered in collaboration with the UCR chemistry department, this program helps you develop the skills you need to launch or advance your career as a Cosmetic Scientist and make your mark on today’s world of beauty. Through hands-on lab work, you will explore the full realm of cosmetic science with an overview of industry infrastructure and regulations, ingredient names and origins, raw material categories, and more.

This program is endorsed by the California Society of Cosmetic Chemistry (CALI SCC).

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    Est. Tuition $8,625

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    Learning Format Hybrid

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    Duration 12 months *

    *Duration times can vary, talk to your advisor for more information.
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    Total Units 13 Units

Required Courses

Course Formats
Course Schedules are Subject to Change
Required (13.00 Units )
 
WinterSpringSummerFall
Introduction to Cosmetic ScienceThis course is the gateway into the realm of cosmetic science.
2.00 Units
Skin and Hair BiologyThis course will build on the basics outlined in Introduction to Cosmetic Science.
4.00 Units
Emulsion and Surfactant TechnologyThis course is the third in the series and includes a lab component.
4.00 Units
Product Development with an Independent ProjectThis course draws on all of the previous information to showcase what students have learned to ultimately create their own product.
3.00 Units

Upcoming Courses

This certificate is offered as a cohort. Courses must be completed in the order listed above, as each course acts as a prerequisite for the next.

Oct14Fall 2024
 

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