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Cosmetic Science

Available: Summer

Program 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.

Campus

Duration

2 Semesters (1 Year)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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.

Related Careers

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

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.

Program Costs

2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR

Tuition – Domestic

$7,320

Tuition – International

$16,544


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

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.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

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.

Admissions

Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

Domestic
Carsten Wuertz 416.491.5050 ext. 22803 Carsten.Wuertz@senecacollege.ca
International

Student Recruitment

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Student Recruitment
Additional Contacts

Program Coordinator

Paola Battiston 416.491.5050 ext. 33760 Paola.Battiston@senecacollege.ca

Program Chair

Paola Battiston 416.491.5050 ext. 33760 Paola.Battiston@senecacollege.ca

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions


Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities


Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees


A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates


Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network