At StraighterLine our mission is to help students reach their higher education goals by streamlining the path to college and supporting their success along the way. One way we do this is by partnering with colleges and universities, like Bastyr University, that offer in-demand degree programs that match our quality standards. For more than 40 years, Bastyr has been developing leaders in the fields of natural health arts and sciences through its School of Naturopathic Medicine.
About Bastyr University
Bastyr is internationally recognized as an authority in the natural health arts and sciences and a pioneer in natural health research and policy change. Since 1978, Bastyr has been educating future leaders in support of people and planet. Respecting the healing power of nature and incorporating science-based data, Bastyr creates an integrated approach to education, research, and clinical service. The school offers over 20 degree programs including an accredited Naturopathic Doctor (ND) degree. This program accepts graduate transfer credits earned at accredited colleges and universities to help you save money and complete your degree with more flexibility. All students entering undergraduate degree programs at Bastyr University are considered transfer students. To be admitted to an undergraduate program, students must earn 90 credits from a regionally accredited college or can complete StraighterLine gen-ed courses/prerequisites as outlined in our course equivalency guide.
Bastyr’s Naturopathic Doctor (ND) Program
Bastyr University’s Naturopathic Doctor program is designed to help students earn a naturopathic degree in just 4 years (5 years for extended track or dual-degree option). Students train to have diverse, meaningful careers in natural medicine and pass board exams in both the U.S. and Canada. The program is internationally renowned for its rigorous curriculum, comprehensive clinical training, and groundbreaking research. The school’s graduates consistently earn top scores on the Naturopathic Licensing Examinations (NPLEX), and go on to lead meaningful careers in natural medicine. By partnering with StraighterLine, the school makes it convenient for students to fulfill the school’s undergraduate admissions requirements (90 credit hours), including its natural and social science prereqs. This is particularly advantageous to students who may already have an undergraduate degree but need to complete other science, math, or other gen-ed courses prior to applying to its graduate degree programs. Bastyr University prioritizes clinical practice. The school’s ND program includes over 4,100 hours of clinical (and didactic) instruction to help students be successful in the field and in their careers. Its graduates are prepared for a wide variety of jobs, including working as a naturopathic primary care physician in private practice or in an integrative medicine clinic, research in natural medicine, naturopathic consultant, wellness entrepreneur, rural community doctor, corporate wellness educator, or faculty member in a naturopathic or conventional medical institution. To learn more, interested students should visit Bastyr’s Naturopathic Medicine Program.
What Students Say About Bastyr’s Naturopathic Medicine Program
“The Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program at Bastyr has been the most challenging, enriching, and fulfilling experience of my academic career. In addition to the intellectual rigor of the didactic classes, you are challenged in both your ability to provide the best care for your patients and your capacity to become a beacon of change and hope for a better health care system at large. Throughout this program, your strengths become refined and your weaknesses evolve into invaluable experiences for growth towards becoming a doctor. The network of clinicians, professors, colleagues, and friends that you cultivate during your time here is the foundation of support from which true leaders grow.” - Alexis Gonzales, student For more information on any of Bastyr’s degree programs, call the school’s Admissions Information Request Line at (425) 602-3330 or request admissions information online. For general inquiries, you can email [email protected] or contact an admissions advisor at https://bastyr.edu/contact-advisor. StraighterLine offers self-paced general education and health science courses that meet undergraduate requirements for programs at Bastyr University. View our course equivalency guide and enroll today!