Admissions Requirements


Program Prerequisites

  • 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

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

    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 all schools attended
    • Résumé
    • 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