California College/University Prerequisite Guide for Bastyr University's Naturopathic Medicine Program

California College/University Prerequisite Guide for Bastyr University's Naturopathic Medicine Program

The following guide lists acceptable courses that meet the prerequisite requirements for the ND program. This list is updated annually in the fall; however, these courses are subject to change. If you have any questions about a specific course, please contact an admissions advisor by calling either (425) 602-3332 (Kenmore campus) or (858) 246-9700 (San Diego campus).

Please also note the following: 

  • Although the ND program accepts no more than two general chemistry courses as prerequisites, most schools require that a full year (3 quarters or 2 semesters) of general chemistry be taken before the first organic chemistry course.  We do not list the third general chemistry course offered at quarter-system schools.
  • The courses listed below do not include biochemistry, but a science-major level biochemistry course may be taken instead of a second organic chemistry course.  
  • Psychology courses are not included since Introduction to Psychology is easy to identify and is offered at most colleges and universities.
Courses: 
SchoolQuantSkillsBiologyGenChemOrgChemPhysics
American River CollegeMath 336 or 370Biol 400 & 1 other 400 level courseChem 400 & 401Chem 420 & 421Phys 350
Azusa Pacific UniversityMath 110 or 150Biol 151 & 152Chem 151 & 152Chem 251, 261 & 252, 262Phyc 151
Berkeley City CollegeMath 1Biol 1A & 1BChem 1A & 1BChem 12A & 12BPhyc 2A
Biola UMath 101Bios 111, 113 & 112, 114Chem 105 & 106Chem 301 & 302Phsc 111
CA Poly State University, PomonaMat 105Bio 121/121L, 122/122L & 123/123LChm 121/121L & 122/122LChm 314, 317L & 315, 318LPhy 121
CA Poly State University, San Luis ObispoMath 116Bio 161 & 162Chem 127 & 128Chem 316 & 317Phys 121
Cabrillo CollegeMath 2 or 4Biol 1A & 1BChem 1A & 1BChem 12A/12AL & 12B/12BLPhys 2A
Cerritos CollegeMath 114 or 150Biol 200 & 201Chem 111 & 112Chem 211 & 212Phys 101
Chabot CollegeMath 20 or 31Biol 2A & 2BChem 1A & 1BChem 12A & 12BPhys 2A
Chaffey CollegeMath 25 or 61Biol 61 & 20Chem 24A & 24BChem 75A & 75BPhys 20A
City College of San FranciscoMath 92 or 97Bio 100A & 100BChem 101A & 101BChem 208A & 208B or 212A & 212BPhys 2A
College of AlamedaMath 2Biol 1A & 1BChem 1A & 1BNot offeredPhys 4A
College of MarinMath 105 or 109Bio 112A & 112CChem 131 & 132Chem 231 & 232Phys 108A
College of San MateoMath 222Biol 230 & 240Chem 210 & 220Chem 231 & 232Phys 210
College of the DesertMath 10 or 12Bio 005 & 006Ch 1A & 1BChem 10A & 10BPh 002A
College of the RedwoodsMath 30Biol 3, 5 & 6 or 7Chem 1A & 1BChem 8 & 2nd Org ChemPhys 2A
College of the SequoiasMath 070Biol 001 & 002Chem 001 & 002Chem 012 & 103Phys 020
Contra Costa CollegeMath 135Biosc 140 & 141Chem 120 & 121Chem 226 & 227Phys 120
Crafton Hills CollegeMath 102 or 160Bio 130 & 131Chem 150 & 151Chem 212 & 213Physic 110
CSU BakersfieldMath 191Biol 201, 203, 304Chem 211/L & 212/LChem 331 & 332Phys 201
CSU Channel IslandsMath 101 or 105Biol 201 & 301Chem 121 & 122Chem 311 + 312 & 314 + 315Phys 200
CSU ChicoMath 119Biol 151 & 152Chem 111 & 112Chem 270 & 370/LPhys 202A
CSU Dominguez HillsMat 153Bio 120 + 121 & 122 + 123Che 110 & 112Che 310+311 & 312+313Phy 120
CSU East BayMath 1130Biol 1401, 1402 & 1403Chem 1101 & 1102Chem 3301 & 3302Phys 2701
CSU FresnoMath 3 or 6Biosc 1A & 1B/1BLChem 1A & 1BChem 128A/129A & 128B/129BPhys 2A
CSU FullertonMath 115 or 125Bio 171 & 172Chem 120A & 120BChem 301A/302A & 301B/302BPhys 211
CSU Long BeachMath 113Bio 211 & 212Chem 111A & 111BChem 220A/223A & 220B/223BPhys 100A
CSU Los AngelesMath 102 or 104ABiol 100A, 100B & 100CChem 101 & 102Chem 291A & 291B + 292APhys 101
CSU Monterey BayMath 130Bio 240/L & 241/LChem 110/L & 111/LChem 211 & 312Phys 150
CSU NorthridgeMath 102 or 105Bio 106/L & 107/LChem 101/L & 102/LChem 333/L & 334/LPhys 100A
CSU SacramentoMath 29Bio 1 & 2Chem 1A & 1BChem 024 & 124 +25Phys 5A
CSU San BernardinoMath 110 or 120Biol 200, 201, 202Chem 215 & 216Chem 221A/221B & 222A/222BPhys 121
CSU San MarcosMath 115Biol 210 & 211Chem 150/L & 1 additional course/labChem 201/L & 202/LPhys 101
CSU StanislausMath 1070 or 1100Bio 1050 & 1150Chem 1100+1102 & 1110+1112Chem 3010+3012 & 3020+3022Physics 2100
Cuesta CollegeMath 232 or 242Bio 201A & 201BChem 201A & 201BChem 212A & 212BPhysics 205A
De Anza CollegeMath 41Biology 6A, 6B and 6CChem 1A and 1BChem 12A and 12BPhys 10
Diablo Valley CollegeMath 135 or 191Biosc 130 & 131Chem 120 & 121Chem 226 & 227Phys 120
El Camino CollegeMath 130 or 180Bio 101 & 102Chem 1A & 1BChem 7A & 7BPhysics 2A
Evergreen Valley CollegeMath 021Biol 4A & 4BChem 001A & 001BChem 012A & 012BPhys 002A
Foothill CollegeMath 48ABiol 1A, 1B and 1CChem 1A & 1BChem 12A & 12BPhys 2A
Fresno City CollegeMath 4BBio 11A & 11BChem 1A & 1BChem 28A+29A & 29BPhysics 2A
Glendale Community CollegeMath 100 or 110Bio 101, 102Gen Chem 101 & 102OChem 105 & 106Physics 105
Golden West CollegeMath G115 or G170Bio G180 & G183Chem G180 & G185Chem G220 & G225Physics G120
Grossmont CollegeMath 175 or 176Bio 230 & 240Chem 141 & 142Chem 231 & 232Physics 130
Humboldt State UMath 113Biol 105 & 210Chem 109 & 110Chem 321 & 322Phys 106
Irvine Valley CollegeMath 2 or 8Bio 1/1L & 2Chem 1A & 1BChem 12A & 12BPhysics 2A
LA City CollegeMath 245 or 260Biol 6 & 7Chem 101 & 102Chem 211 & 212Phys 6
LA Harbor CollegeMath 234 or 260Biol 101 & 102Chem 101 & 102Chem 211 & 212Phys 11
LA Mission CollegeMath 245 or 260Biol 6 & 7Chem 101 & 102Chem 211 & 212Phys 6
LA Valley CollegeMath 245 or 260Bio 6 & 7Chem 101 & 102Chem 211 & 212Phys 6
Lake Tahoe CCMat 103A or 103BBio 101, 102 & 103Chm 101 & 102Chm 201 & 202Phy 104
Laney CollegeMath 1Biol 1A & 1BChem 1A & 1BChem 12A & 12BPhys 10
Las Positas CCMath 20 or 45Biol 1 & 50Chem 1A & 1BChem 12A & 12BPhys 2A
Long Beach City CollegeMath 45 or 50Bio 1A & 1B or 2 or 5Chem 1A & 1BChem 12A & 12BPhys 2A
Los Medanos CollegeMath 040Biosc 020 & 021Chem 025 & 026Chem 028 & 029Phys 035
Merced CollegeMath 2 or 26Biol 4A & 4B or 16Chem 4A & 4BChem 12A & 12BPhys 02A
Merritt CollegeMath 1Biol 1A & 1BChem 1A & 1BChem 12A & 12BPhys 2A
Mills CollegeMcs 003Bio 001 & 002Chem 017 & 018Chem 105 & 106Phys 061
Miracosta CollegeMath 126Bio 202, 204Gen Chem 110, 111Chem 210, 211Physics 111
Mission College- Santa ClaraMath 001 or 002Biol 001A & 001BChem 001A & 001BChem 012A & 012BPhys 002A
Monterey Peninsula CollegeMath 13Biol 21 & 22Chem 1A & 1BChem 12A & 12BPhys 2A
Moorpark CollegeMath M05 or M07Biol M02A & M02BChem M01A & M01BChem M07A & M07BPhys M10A
Mt. San Antonio CollegeMath 130Bio 4 & Anat 35Chem 50 & 51Chem 80 & 81Phys 2AG
Napa Valley CollegeMath 108Bio 120, 218 & 220 or 241Chem 120 & 121Chem 240 & 241Phys 120
Occidental CollegeMath 108Biol 130 & 115Chem 120 & 1 additional course/labChem 220 & 221Phys 106 or 115
Ohlone CollegeMath 188Biol 101a & 101bCHEM 101a & 101bCHEM 112a & 112bPhys 120
Orange Coast CollegeMath A115Bio A180 & A210 or A220Chem A180 & A185Chem A220/L & A225/LPhys A120
Oxnard CollegeMath R115Biol R120/L & R122/LChem R120 & R122Chem R130 & R132Phys R101
Palomar CollegeMath 110 or 135Bio 200 & 201Chem 110/L & 115/LChem 220 & 221Phys 120
Pasadena City CollegeMath 3 or 9Bio 1A & 1BChem 1A & 1BChem 8A & 8BPhys 1A or 31A
Patten UniversityMth 115 or 320Contact AdmissionsCum 111 & 1 additional course/labNot Offeredn/a
Pepperdine UniversityMath 103Biol 211 & 212 or 213Chem 120/L & 121/LChem 310/L & 311/LPhys 202 or 210
Pierce College - LAMath 245 or 260Biol 6 & 110Chem 101 & 102Chem 211 & 212Phys 6
Rio Hondo CollegeMath 160 or 180Bio 101 & 125Chem 130 & 140Chem 230 & 231Physics 150
Riverside CCMath 10 or 11Bio 11 & 5Che 1A & 1BChe 12A & 12BPhy 2A
Sacramento City CollegeMath 370Bio 402 and 430Chem 400 & 401Chem 420 & 421Phys 350
Saddleback CollegeMath 2 or 7Bio 3A & 11Chem 1A & 1BChem 12A & 12BPhys 2A
San Diego City CollegeMath 116 or 141Bio 210A & 210BChem 200/L & 201/LChem 231/L & 233/LPhysics 125
San Diego Mesa CollegeMath 116 or 141Bio 210A & 230Chem 200/L & 201/LChem 231/L & 233/LPhys 125
San Diego State UMath 105 or 141Bio 203/L & 212Chem 200, 201Chem 232/L & 432/LPhys 180A
San Francisco State UMath 199Biol 230 & 240Chem 115 & 215+216Chem 233+234 & 335+336Phys 111
San Jose City CollegeMath 021 or 025Bio 004A & 071Chem 001A & 001BChem 012A & 012BPhys 002A
Santa Ana CollegeMath 140 or 170Bio 211 & 239Chem 219 & 229Chem 249 & 259Phys 210 or 279
Santa Barbara City CollegeMath 120 or 137Biol 103 & 101 or 104/105Chem 155 & 156Chem 211/221 & 212/222Phys 105
Santa Clara UniversityMath 9Biol 21, 24 & 25Chem 011 & 012Chem 31 & 32Phys 11 or 31
Santa Monica CollegeMath 2Bio 21 & 22Chem 11 & 12Chem 21 & 22+24Phys 6
Santa Rosa Junior CollegeMath 25Bio 2.1 and 2.3Chem 1A & 1BChem 12A & 12BPhys 20
Santiago Canyon CollegeMath 140 or 170Bio 211 & 239Chem 219 & 229Chem 249 & 259Physics 150A
Scripps CollegeMath 23Bio 43L and 44LChem 14L & 15LChem 116L & 117LScience 30L
Shasta CollegeMath 13 or 2Bio 1 & 5/6Chem 1A & 1BOrg Chem 70/A & 71/APhysics 2A
Sierra CollegeMath 12Biol 1 & 5Chem 1A & 1BChem 12A & 12BPhys 105
Skyline CollegeMath 222Biol 215 & 230Chem 210 & 220Chem 234/237 & 235/238Phys 210
Sonoma State UMath 160Bio 122 & 123Chem 115A & 115BChem 335A/336A & 335B/336BPhys 210A
Southern California U of Health Sciencesn/aBio 101M & 102MChem 101 & 102Chem 201 & 202Phys 101
Stanford Uask an admissions advisorBiol 41, 42 & 43Chem 31 & 2nd Gen ChemChem 33 & 35, 36Phys 21
U of CA BerkeleyMath 32 or 96Bio 1A/L & 1BChem 1A/L & 1BChem 112A & 112BPhys 7A or 8A
U of CA DavisMath 12ask an admissions advisorChem 2A & 2BChem 118A & 118BPhys 7A or 1A
U of CA IrvineMath 1A or 1Bask an admissions advisorChem 1A & 1B/1LCChem 51A/51LB & 51B/51LCPhys 3A
U of CA Los AngelesMath 1Life Sci 2, 3 & 4Chem 14A & 14B/LChem 14C/L & 14DPhys 6A
U of CA RiversideMath 005Bio 005A/5LA, 005B & 005CChem 001A/1LA & 001B/1LBChem 112A & 112BPhys 002A
U of CA San DiegoMath 3C or 4CBild 1, 2 & 3Chem 6A & 6b/7lCHEM 140a/143a & 140b/143bPhys 10
U of CA Santa BarbaraMath 34A or 3AMCDB 1A/1AL, 1B/1BL & 3rd bio courseChem 1A/L & 1B/LChem 109A/6AL & 109B/6BLPhys 1
U of CA Santa CruzMath 2 or 3MCDB 20A/L & eeB 20B & METX 135F/LChem 1A/M & 1B/NChem 108A/L & 108/MPhys 1
U of La VerneMath 104 or 105Biol 201/L & 202Chem 201 & 202Chem 311 & 312Phys 201
U of RedlandsMath 118 or 121Biol 131 & 133Chem 131 & 132Chem 231 & 232Phys 220
U of San DiegoMath 115Bio 225/L, 300 & 221/LChem 151/L & 152/LChem 301/L & 302/LPhys 136
U of San FranciscoMath 108Bio 105/L & 106/LChem 111/112 & 113/114Chem 230/232 & 231/234Phys 100
U of Southern CAMath 108Bio 120LG & 220LChem 105aLg & 105BLChem 322aL & 322bLPhys 135AL
U of the PacificMath 41Biol 51 & 61Chem 25 & 27Chem 121 & 123Phys 23
Ventura CollegeMath V04 or V20Biol V03 & v04Chem V01A/L & VoiB/LChem V12A/L & V12B/LPhys V01
West LA CollegeMath 245 or 260Bio 6 & 7Chem 101 & 102Chem 211 & 212Physics 6