Choosing a major outside of the sciences might increase the time it takes you to earn your degree as you'll also need to complete the graduation requirements for that major.
The following courses are usually required for most naturopathic colleges:
- Two semesters introductory biology with lab
- Two semesters introductory chemistry with lab
- Two semesters organic chemistry with lab
- Physics with lab
- One semester introductory psychology
- Two semesters of English
- One semester of math (include algebra)
Other recommended courses
These courses could also help you on your next journey:
- Anatomy and Physiology
During your time here, you should do your best to stick to this timeline. It will help make sure you're ready for naturopathic school.
How to apply to naturopathic school
Four of seven naturopathic schools use the Naturopathic Medicine Centralized Application Service (NDCAS). For remaining schools you must visit their website for application information.
We've outlined the general process below, but you can also learn more about the NDCAS admissions process.
- You will need to complete and submit your application along with your official transcripts to NDCAS. Each application includes references, letters of recommendations, personal statement and resume.
- After reviewing your application and letters of recommendation, naturopathic schools may then invite you for interviews.
- From here, you will either be accepted, denied or placed on a waitlist for each school. The next choice is all yours!
General information about applicants
Students accepted to naturopathic school typically have an overall GPA of 3.1-3.3, with a science major preferred.
The application opens August 31st but deadlines vary by each program.