|Field of Study:||Industrial and Physical Pharmacy and Cosmetic Sciences (MS, PhD)
|Description:||The Cosmetic Science Program is a full year, three semester, laboratory based program that combines the art, science and business elements used in the development of cosmetic products. As the only Cosmetic Science graduate certificate program in Ontario, it focuses on product formulation and cosmetic production while emphasizing the industry's evolving regulatory environment. Students may obtain an industry specific four month work term after completion of their first academic semester. The program emphasizes formulation chemistry concepts and strategies from raw materials to finished products. The product development process, global regulations/challenges, sales and marketing, biological systems and claims substantiation as well as sensory evaluation are key topics within the program. On completion of the program, graduates may find employment in the research and development, laboratory or regulatory areas of suppliers, manufacturers and distributors of cosmetic products and ingredients as well as governmental regulatory bodies.
Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional work term(s) in a formal work environment. The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position.