Cosmetic Science Minor

A) Required courses 9
Introduction to Cosmetic Science (pre-reqs: CHEM 1230 and 1240)
Cosmetic Ingredients (pre-reqs: CHEM 1230 and 1240)
Cosmetic Science I (pre-req: PHPR 3040)
Cosmetic Science II
B) Elective courses6
For College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Biochemistry I
Inorganic Chemistry I
Modern Topics in Physical Chemistry
Green Chemistry
Materials Science I
Materials Science II
Electives for the College of Engineering
Polymer Science And Engineering
Senior Honors Thesis
Special Topics In Chemical Engineering
Independent Studies In Chemical Engineering
For the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacology I: Principles of Pharmacology, Autonomic Pharmacology and Related Pharmacology
Physiological Chemistry I: Structure And Function Of Biological Macromolecules
Physiological Chemistry II: Chemical Regulation Of Cells And Organisms
Techniques in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry
Techniques in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory
Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
Total Hours15


Note:  Prerequisites from all courses must be fulfilled.

  • Apply principles of physical, biological, and administrative sciences to successfully solve problems in the pharmaceutical sciences: (a) Interpret the results of studies as presented in reviews and in the primary literature. (b) Apply the concepts of controlled experimentation and evidence-based practice. (c) Be able to use primary literature and reference materials to acquire and evaluate relevant information and frame questions requiring further research. (d) Be able to begin a process of a critical evaluation of technical issues related to the pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with other professionals and the public; write an interpretable technical report and/or business plans.
  • Work cooperatively as part of both disciplinary and interdisciplinary teams.
  • Apply the basic principles of chemistry, life science, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and biochemistry as they apply to the activity of drugs, biological, and toxins.
  • Be able to apply appropriate computer technology to create effective written, graphic, and oral presentations.
  • Apply computer technology to the collection, processing, and analysis of data appropriate to a students specialty.
  • Discuss the organization of the scientific community and the roles of academia, government, and private industry as well as how this organization affects research, drug development, health care, and technical decision making.
  • Develop skills to carry out duties in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, social, economic, and professional practices and interact in a professional manner with managers, colleagues, and subordinates.
  • Develop the skills necessary to maintain professional competence and incorporate new developments and technologies into practice.
  • Recognize key contemporary problems in a discipline, and understand how these are being addressed through research.
  • Use techniques and procedures related to the formulation, testing and quality assurance of cosmetics and OTC drug-cosmetic products to design cosmetics and personal care products that are stable, safe, and effective.
  • Apply formulation and documentation practices and apply current regulatory requirements that govern the registration, manufacture, testing, labeling, and advertising of cosmetics and drugs in the US.