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.

Degree Plan

NOTE: All students are required to complete the General Education Requirements of their campus in fulfillment of their Bachelor degree requirements.

Semesters 1 and 2

Semesters 3 and 4

Semesters 5

Semester 6

  • CHEM3242 Physical Chemistry II Lecture
  • CHEM3244 Physical Chemistry II Laboratory

Semester 7

  • CHEM2211 Inorganic Chemistry Lecture
  • CHEM2221 Analytical Chemistry Lecture
  • CHEM2223 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
  • Cosmetic Science Requirement

Semester 8

  • CHEM2314 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM4215 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (or)
  • CHEM6773 Polymer Chemistry
  • CHEM4233 Instrumental Analysis Lecture
  • CHEM4234 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
  • CHEM4401 Chemistry Seminar
  • Cosmetic Science Requirement
  • Cosmetic Science Elective

9th Semester

  • Cosmetic Science Requirement (6 credits)
  • Cosmetic Science Elective (3 credits)
  • Graduate Elective (3 credits)

10th semester

  • Cosmetic Science Requirement (6 credits)
  • COSC6548 Cosmetic Science Lab
  • Graduate Elective (3 credits)

Cognate Requirements

Semesters 1 and 2

Semesters 3 and 4

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)
Graduate Electives (6 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.

Course Descriptions