Bachelor’s degree completed prior to matriculation into the ND program
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater in the following three areas: science prerequisites, cumulative science and non-science prerequisites, and overall cumulative GPA
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
- Although not required, Medical Terminology is strongly recommended.
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
- Application and application fee (non-refundable)
- Official transcripts from all schools attended
- Three letters of recommendation 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
- In-person interview
- Background check required prior to clinical rotations
- Completed application and all supporting documents must be received by July 1 for Fall entry