The nation's only undergraduate program in cosmetic science and formulation design.
The University of Toledo in Ohio is the only university in the country to offer an undergraduate program in cosmetic science and formulation design. UToledo’s cosmetic science graduates are in high demand. Nearly all recent graduates have landed jobs in the field.
The University of Toledo’s bachelor’s program in cosmetic science and formulation design is offered through UToledo’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Cosmetic science majors study the art, science and business of cosmetics. They learn to develop, formulate and produce cosmetics and personal care products. They study regulations and how to assess products’ safety, performance and quality.
UToledo students study key sciences, but also take business and economics courses and complete an internship. This gives graduates the flexibility to find careers in formulation development and manufacturing or the business side of the industry.
Minors and more. Expand your opportunities in cosmetic science with a minor in business administration, marketing, international business or professional sales. Spend just one extra year at UToledo after finishing your bachelor’s degree and get an MBA. UToledo’s College of Business and Innovation is one of the country’s best.
Faculty who literally wrote the book on the subject. Dr. Gabriella Baki is the director of UToledo’s cosmetic science and formulation design program. She wrote the first cosmetic science textbook for undergraduates.
Acquire the skills employers want. Most entry-level jobs in the field require knowledge of how to formulate products. UToledo cosmetic science students spend four semesters in the lab, learning how ingredients work, how to select them and how to formulate and test products.
State-of-the-art facilities. Develop your skills with high-tech instruments used in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.
Internships. Get experience in a required, 400-hour internship. Cosmetic science interns from UToledo have worked at raw ingredient suppliers, finished goods manufacturers, contract manufacturers and research universities in Hungary and Japan. Some even get job offers from their employers before they graduate.
Student involvement. The UToledo Cosmetic Chemist Society:
Graduates in the cosmetic science and formulation design program are skilled in developing new and novel products or improving existing ones. They assess the quality, durability, safety and packaging compatibility of products.
UToledo graduates are in enormous demand. Nearly all of recent graduates have found jobs in the cosmetics industry.
"If you have touched any personal-care product in the past 24 hours, we've probably made it or have had a hand in creating those kinds of products."
Roanne Reyes, Bachelor of Science in Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design
"I was so inspired by her (Dr. Baki) and I knew that was truly what I wanted to do. Dr. Baki was so excited explaining things and I was so happy I would be able to work with her. She is a really great role model."
Briana Maktabi, Bachelor of Science in Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design
"My job at Estée Lauder is basically my dream job. I didn't think I could end up there so quickly. But our program really gives us a competitive advantage that makes us stand out. The program helped me pursue my dreams."
Margaret Gorz, Bachelor of Science in Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design
UToledo’s applied pharmaceutical science degree in cosmetic science is an interdisciplinary degree. Cosmetic science majors take key science classes, including chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, microbiology and cosmetic science. They also study business and get practical experience. Graduates are ready to work in the field or pursue a graduate degree in cosmetic science, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, business or law.