Cosmetic industry becomes one of the cutting edge blue ocean industries in the years to come. In domestic wise, the market sales almost approach two thirds of that of pharmaceutics. In addition, Korea along with Japan has launched worldwide well-known, thus competitive cosmetic brand, for example, Amore Pacific. Recently, cosmetic industry follows the new trend that biotechnology is being engrafted to conventional cosmetic technologies to open up an era of biocosmetics.
Accordingly, the cosmetic science major in Department of Applied Biotechnology offers the opportunity for committed young scientists who have desire to pioneer their future in the field of biocosmetics, a branch of the conversion biotechnology, including the discovery of new bio-friendly materials, new formulations, new quality controls, and novel efficacy and safety controls.