B.S. in Chemistry & M.S. in Cosmetic Science

The University offers a five-year program that allows qualified students to attain a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and a Master of Scence degree in science with a cosmetic science concentration.

1st Semester (16 credits)

BIOL1251/BIOL1253     General Biology I & Lab
CHEM1201     General Chemistry I
CHEM1203     General Chemistry I Lab
MATH1201     Calculus I
ENWR1101     Academic Writing
UNIV1001       Transitioning to University Life

2nd semester (16 credits)

BIOL1252/BIOL1254     General Biology II & Lab
CHEM1202     General Chemistry II
CHEM1204     General Chemistry II Lab
MATH2202     Calculus II
ENWR1102     Academic Research & Writing
UNIV1002        Preparing for Professional Life

3rd Semester (15 credits)

CHEM2261     Organic Chemistry I
CHEM2263     Organic Chemistry I Lab
PHYS2203     University Physics I
PHYS2201     General Physics Lab I
1Humanities Elective
UNIV2001       Cross-cultural Perspectives 

4th Semester (15 credits)

CHEM2262     Organic Chemistry II
CHEM2264     Organic Chemistry Lab II
PHYS2204     University Physics II
PHYS2202     General Physics Lab II
1Humanities Elective
UNIV2002       Global Issues

5th Semester (14 credits)

CHEM3281     Biochemistry I
CHEM3241     Physical Chemistry I
CHEM3243     Physical Chemistry Lab I
5Advanced Math Course
2Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective

6th Semester (14 credits)

CHEM3242     Physical Chemistry II
CHEM3244     Physical Chemistry Lab II
3Speech/Prof Communication Elective
6Free Elective

7th Semester (16 credits)

CHEM2211     Inorganic Chemistry I
CHEM3231     Analytical Chemistry
CHEM3232     Analytical Chemistry Lab
7Cosmetic Science Requirement      
6Free Elective
BIOL4405     4Ethics in Science

8th Semester (14 credits)

CHEM4233     Instrumental Analysis
CHEM4234     Instrumental Analysis Lab
CHEM4314     Inorganic Chemistry II
CHEM3314     Inorganic Chem Lab II
7Cosmetic Science Requirement
8Cosmetic Science Elective (6 credits)

9th Semester (12 credits)

7Cosmetic Science Requirement (6 credits)
9Graduate Elective (6 credits)

10th semester (11 credits)

7Cosmetic Science Requirement (6 credits)
COSC6548     Cosmetic Science Lab
9Graduate Elective


WRITTEN COMMUNICATION:  ENWR1101 and 1102 will satisfy this requirement.

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS:  MATH 1201 and 2202 will satisfy this requirement.

1HUMANITIES:  Take six credits of any course that has the prefix ENGL, HIST, HUMN, LANG, PHIL, or RELI, or the following ART courses:  ART1103, 1107, 1108, 1120, 1131, 1133, 1135, 1136, 1137, 2137, and 2238. Courses may be within the same discipline or different disciplines, but either way at least one course must be at the 2000 level or above.

2SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES:  Take three credits of coursework in COMM, CRIM, POLS, PSYC or SOCI.

3SPEECH/PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION:  Requirements consist of a three-credit Speech course.

4ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS:  Students must take BIOL4405 Ethics in Science to satisfy this requirement.

ART AND CULTURE:  This requirement is waived as it will be satisfied by UNIV2002 Global Issues.

SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS:  This requirement will be satisfied by BIOL1251 and 1252.


Students should consult with their advisors for course selections and new course offerings.                                                                                             

5ADVANCED MATHEMATICS COURSE:  select one course from the following:                                                      

MATH2203     Calculus III
MATH2337     Applied Statistics for Scientists

6FREE ELECTIVES:  May be chosen from any courses offered at the University after consultation with an advisor.

7Required Courses: Twenty additional credits from the following:                                                                                 

COSC6547     Skin Care Raw Materials & Formulations
COSC6543     Hair Care Raw Materials & Formulations
COSC6548     Cosmetic Science Laboratory
PHYS6753     Applied Colloid & Surface Science
CHEM6526     Product Development
CHEM6529     Microtoxicity and Biochemistry
BIOL6756       Dermal Pharmacology & Immunology

8Cosmetic Science Electives (6 credits)                                                                                                             

CHEM6546     Perfumery
BIOL6728          Bioethics
COSC6549     Color Cosmetics
COSC6542     Claims Substantiation
CHEM6781     Biochemistry
CHEM6773     Polymer Chemistry

9Graduate Electives (9 credits): Includes graduate courses in Chemistry, Biology, Marketing, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Management, Communication, or Cosmetic Science.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for the BS degree, and a minimum of an additional 23 credits for the MS degree, for a total of 143 credits for the combined degree.