Naturopathic Medicine

Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine


  • Required: Undergraduate degree
  • Study for: Four years at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Degree awarded: Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND)

Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, candidates must hold a four-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, complete the necessary prerequisite courses and have:

  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7/4.0 on the Boucher scale, and
  • a minimum final grade of 60% or a "C" in all prerequisite courses.

Required prerequisite courses

UVic courses Prerequisites
BIOL 186 & 184 Biology 11 or 12 (Note 1)
PSYC 100A & 100B
CHEM 101 & 102 Chemistry 11 or 12 (Note 3) and
Mathematics 12
CHEM 231 CHEM 101
BIOC 299 or BIOC 300A &
BIOC 300B
BIOL 225, CHEM 231, and CHEM 232. Minimum "C+" grades recommended. CHEM 213 recommended.
Electives (Note 4)

Note 1: Chemistry 11 or 12 is strongly recommended for BIOL 186.
Note 2: Although it is not required it is strongly recommended that students take both CHEM 101 and CHEM 102
Note 3:
Students lacking Chemistry 12 must also enroll in CHEM 091.
Note 4: Must include at least 3.0 units  of Humanities or Social Sciences coursework (with an essay writing component). Language-based courses and courses taught in a language other than English may not be used to satisfy this requirement.


Additional recommended courses

In addition to the mandatory prerequisites, it is recommended that applicants complete courses in some or all of: anatomy, business/marketing; calculus; community, cultural, global or international studies; cell biology; ecology; environmental science/sustainability; genetics; leadership; management; microbiology; nutrition; philosophy; physics; physiology; religious studies; research; sociology; and statistics.


Contact information

The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine
#330–435 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3L 5N8


Please note: This information is provided as a planning tool only. Requirements change from year to year and while every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, in all cases the information provided by the institution offering the program in question should be considered the authority.