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BS Chemistry MS Cosmetic Science: Combined Degree




What will I learn?

The Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics offers a five-year program that allows qualified students to attain a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and a Master of Science degree in science with a cosmetic science concentration.

Major Requirements:

Major Electives: Take 1-8 credits of CHEM or BIOL. Please see an advisor for a list of courses
Advance Mathematics Course: select one course, three credits, from the following:

MATH2203 Calculus III
MATH2337 Applied Statistics

Free Electives: May be chosen from any courses offered at the University after consultation with an advisor.
Graduate Courses for BS and MS degree: Students should consult with their advisors for course selections and new course offerings.
Required 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
  • COSC6756 Dermal Pharmacology & Immunology

Cosmetic Science Electives (6 credits)

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

Which department am I in?

Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
US$33,264.00 per year
USD $33,264.00 per academic year
Start date

28 August 2023, 2 January 2024, 22 January 2024, 20 May 2024


Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences

1000 River Road,


New Jersey,

07666, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Freshmen entering the QUEST Program are required to have a high school GPA of 3.0 or greater and a minimum of 1080 on the SAT (combined verbal and math). Sophomores and juniors requesting admission to the QUEST Program must have a college/university CGPA of 3.0 or greater.

For international students

High school transcripts, or equivalent, are required for admission and will be used to evaluate admission.

English proficiency: TOEFL IBT - 70; IELTS - 6.0; ITEP - 3.7, Pearson’s PTE-A – 53.

Application Deadlines: Fall (August) Semester: July 1, Spring (January) Semester: December 1, Summer semester (limited programs): May 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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