Admissions – Bachelor of Science in Natural Health Sciences

The University of Natural Medicine’s Bachelor of Science in Natural Health Sciences (B.S.) degree program is individually designed to enable each student to apply past academic studies and life/work experience toward a degree through our institution.

The total number of required credit hours is determined from the amount of incoming credit earned and advanced placement received. The University’s specialized programs with majors in Clinical Nutrition or Botanical Medicine also require sufficient training in the field to assure competency in the disciplines. As required by our licensure any student will need to complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of study with the University of Natural Medicine.

In the process of fulfilling any degree program with the University, a student can earn and accumulate various diplomas in a given modality or training, subject to the curriculum requirements. This provides the student with credentials and the opportunity to apply their knowledge while completing the degree requirements.

Courses taken in the process of studying for the Bachelor of Natural Health Sciences degree may apply toward more advanced degree programs at the University — the Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Natural Medicine, Doctor of Integrative Medicine and the Doctor of Naturopathy — should the student decide to pursue graduate studies.


College level courses and/or equivalent life/work experience to include: 35 Credit Hours in Communications, Mathematics, Sciences, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts.*

*Deficiencies in prerequisite preparation may be met as outlined in Special Admissions Provision. Most of these courses are available through the University and affiliates.
Prerequisites may also be completed at a student’s local community college or university, and through various distance learning programs either on-line or via other media

Required Credit Hours:

A minimum of 30 to a maximum of 120 total credit hours of a combination of academic, practical, and clinical studies; seminars; workshops; and/or life/work experience in a given field are required for a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health Sciences degree to be conferred. Incoming credit in the form of academic studies, trainings, seminars and life experience may apply toward advanced placement.

Credit hours include the following required core curriculum, unless waived:

SCI 308 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
SCI 401 Clinical Biochemistry 4
SCI 317 Elemental Chemistry 3

PLUS, Courses designated for given major or specialty