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Cosmetic Science

Cosmetic Science

Program Code:CSPC
Campus:Seneca@York
Duration:2 semesters (1 Year)
Offered:Summer
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Work-Integrated Learning:Optional Work Term

Program Description

The Cosmetic Science Co-op Program (CSPC) 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 co-op 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 CSPC, 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.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario university/college degree, or three-year college diploma, or equivalent in Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, or a related field.
  • English proficiency at the postsecondary level.

Fees

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Your Career

Graduates may find employment in regulatory, laboratory or sales areas of raw material suppliers, manufacturers and distributors of cosmetic products or governmental regulatory bodies. In addition, students will develop the skill set necessary to engage in entrepreneurial enterprises within the personal care products industry.

Work-Integrated Learning - Optional

Optional Work Term

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.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2017/2018 Academic Year

Semester 1
CSP102 Product Evaluation and Biological Targets
CSP103 Pigments, Powders and Poured Products
CSP104 Formulation I
CSP105 Regulations and the Cosmetic Industry
CSP111 Raw Materials
WTP100 Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term
CSP441 Cosmetic Science, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 2
CSP106 Formulation II: Advanced Concepts
CSP107 Fragrances
CSP108 Actives
CSP109 Product Development, Marketing and Sales
CSP110 Capstone Project: Rouge
PQA711 Introduction to Quality Assurance

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
CSP102 Product Evaluation and Biological Targets
CSP103 Pigments, Powders and Poured Products
CSP104 Formulation I
CSP105 Regulations and the Cosmetic Industry
CSP111 Raw Materials
CPP100 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term
CWT100 or
CSP441
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Cosmetic Science, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 2
CSP106 Formulation II: Advanced Concepts
CSP107 Fragrances
CSP108 Actives
CSP109 Product Development, Marketing and Sales
CSP110 Capstone Project: Rouge
PQA711 Introduction to Quality Assurance
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work-Integrated Learning (Work-Integrated Learning option only)

Contact Us

biochem.senecac.on.ca.
Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Carsten Wuertz
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22803
Carsten.Wuertz@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: International Admissions
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22364
InternationalAdmissions@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Diane Duerden
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33006
Diane.Duerden@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Monica Russell
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33769
Monica.Russell@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Paola Battiston
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33760
Paola.Battiston@senecacollege.ca
Work-Integrated Learning Coordinator: Zahra Hirji
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33218
Zahra.Hirji@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Paola Battiston
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33760
Paola.Battiston@senecacollege.ca
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