Naturopathic Medicine, N.D. Admissions Information

Program Prerequisites

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

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and all prerequisites must be completed prior to matriculation into the ND program
  • GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Prerequisite coursework must be taken in the last seven years from an accredited institution.
  • Students must receive a “C” at minimum in order for a course to count towards fulfilling a prerequisite

Science Prerequisites

(Only biochemistry may be taken online. All other science prerequisites must be taken in-person)

  • Biology – 6 semester hours, no labs required (Anatomy and Physiology I and II are strongly recommended)
  • Chemistry with labs – 12 semester hours and at least two labs. Three of the 12 semester hours must be in Biochemistry. The nine additional semester hours must be from three of the four courses listed here: General Chemistry I, General Chemistry II, Organic Chemistry I, and Organic Chemistry II. At least one of these three courses must include a lab
  • Physics – 3 semester hours, no lab required
  • Recommended coursework: Microbiology with lab, Botany with lab, Genetics with lab, Statistics, Developmental Psychology, Medical Terminology

Non-Science Prerequisites

(Online courses accepted)

  • Communication/Language Skills – 6 semester hours and must include a composition/essay class. AP credit may be used
  • Psychology – 3 semester hours. AP credit may be used
  • Social Sciences or Humanities Electives –
    6 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


Experience the Acupuncture Institute @ Health Sciences Center
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Students will have a program overview, tour the Acupuncture clinic, view a clinic demonstration, and speak with the Director of the Institute and Admissions. Topics covered will include the application process, scholarship opportunities, and how our program can work for you.


To register, click here.

Undergraduate Open House: Biology, Health Sciences, and Medical Laboratory Science @ Charles A. Dana Hall
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Register here!

Visit the biology, health sciences, and medical laboratory science departments at the University of Bridgeport and learn about our pre-pharmacy curriculum, newest facilities and diverse programs of study, including acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, and more. Uncover the scientific explorations taking place at UB and see why you belong here.

Activities will include:

  • Admissions & financial aid presentation
  • Faculty meet-and-greet
  • Chat with current UB students
  • Program overviews