Undergraduate Programs

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 in the cosmetic science and personal care job markets.

Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences in Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design.

Cosmetic Science majors study the art, science and business of cosmetics and complete an internship. They learn to develop, formulate and produce cosmetics and personal care products. They study regulations and how to assess products’ safety, performance and quality.

Top Reasons to Study Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design at UToledo

  1. Acquire the skills employers want.
    UToledo Cosmetic Science students spend a lot of their time in the lab doing hands-on formulation training.
  2. Expand your opportunities.
    Select a minor in business administration, marketing, professional sales or even sustainability.
  3. Study in state-of-the-art facilities.
    UToledo is one of the most technologically advanced medical campuses in the U.S.
  4. Build community.
    Become involved with the UToledo Cosmetic Chemist Society. Members help educate people about cosmetic science and our undergraduate major.
  5. Internships.
    All students participate in an internship before they graduate. Interns have worked in areas like formulation, research and development, and marketing

Meet Ava Perkins

'23, Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

“Before attending college, I had always been interested in makeup, but I also loved chemistry and pharmacy. After a quick Google search, I discovered The University of Toledo’s Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design Program and loved how it perfectly blended all three of my interests.”

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What jobs can I get with a cosmetic science and formulation design degree?

  • Formulation Chemist
  • Quality Control Chemist
  • Research and Development Chemist
  • Regulatory Scientist
  • Technical Marketing Manager

Companies who hire our Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design graduates:

  • Amway
  • Azelis
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Estée Lauder
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kao Corporations
  • KDC/One
  • MANA Products
  • Mary Kay
  • Pfizer

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


Finding an internship is easy thanks to UToledo’s robust community partnerships with companies and organizations around the region. Dive into unique opportunities that prepare you to launch your career.

Internships help you:

  • Gain practical experience
  • Build your resume
  • Refine your skills
  • Cultivate contacts

Internships often lead to full-time jobs after graduation!

The Rocket Career Center can help you track down job opportunities. You also might be able to receive academic credit for your internship or job.


UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Choose Ohio First scholarship

Ohio residents who have been accepted into this STEM program are eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship — a four-year, renewable scholarship.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.






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Last Updated: 7/15/24