Program Prerequisites

To be eligible for the ND program, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree completed prior to matriculation into the ND program
  • A GPA of 3.0 or greater in the following three areas: science prerequisites, cumulative science and non-science prerequisites, and the cumulative GPA of all institutions attended
  • An in-person interview

Science Prerequisites

Science prerequisites must be no more than seven years old. All science prerequisites may be taken in-person or online through an accredited institution:

  • Biology – Six semester hours, no labs required (Anatomy and Physiology I and II are strongly recommended)
  • Chemistry with labs – Nine semester hours and at least two labs in any of the following subject areas: general chemistry I and II, organic chemistry I and II, and/or biochemistry
  • Physics – Three semester hours, no lab required
  • Science Elective – Three semester hours, no lab required.  This may be an additional biology or chemistry course, with cellular biology and biochemistry strongly recommended

Note: Although not required, Medical Terminology is strongly recommended.

Non-Science Prerequisites

Non-science prerequisites may be taken in-person or online through an accredited institution:

  • Communication/Language Skills –  Six semester hours and must include a composition/essay class. AP credit may be used
  • Psychology – Three semester hours. AP credit may be used
  • Social Sciences or Humanities Electives – Six semester hours

Required Materials

  • Application and application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • Résumé
  • Three recommendation letters including one from a health care provider
  • Personal statement: In 500–750 words, detail why you are seeking this degree, how your background and experience prepared you for naturopathic medical school and a career as a naturopathic doctor, your future goals, and why you seek to pursue your degree through UB
  • An in-person interview
  • Background check required prior to clinical rotations

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