Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Naturopathic Medicine (pre-professional) 2015

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements and equivalencies may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and advisors at their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

This is a graduate program. Students must complete a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. 

Prerequisite Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
1 course in College Algebra, Calculus, or math-based Statistics MTH 111 MTH 241 or 251 or MTH 243 4-5
2 courses General Chemistry with lab for Science Majors CH 221 and 222 General Chemistry 10

2 courses in Organic Chemistry


1 course in Organic Chemistry and

1 course in Biochemistry: Must include carbonyl compounds

CH 242 & 243


CH 243 & CH 211

CH 243 includes the carbonyl compounds requirement

2 courses in General Biology with lab for Science Majors BI 211& 212 Principles of Biology w/lab 10
1 course in Physics: must cover concepts in mechanics

1 course from PHY 101 or 201 or 211

Humanities – 2 courses including composition

WR 121 or 122 or 123 and

1 course from ART, ENG, HUM, PHL, SP, TA, WR, or Foreign Language
Social Sciences 2 courses including at least one course in human psychology

1 course from ATH, EC, GEO, HST, PS, PSY, SOC

1 course in PSY 215 Human Development



Recommended courses

The prerequisites listed in the preceding

section are NCNM’s minimum academic requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to take additional courses in Biochemistry or Cellular Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Genetics, Botany, Statistics, and Business/Marketing.



Other suggested courses that help prepare for studies at NCNM include Biomedical Ethics, Philosophy of Science, Public Speaking, Microbiology, Immunology, and Public Health.





CH 211 Introduction to Biochemistry

BI 112 Cell Biology for Health Occupations

BI 231, 232, 233 Anatomy & Physiology

BI 222 Human Genetics

BI 202 Botany: An Intro. to the Plant Kingdom

MTH 243, 244 Statistics

BA 101, 223, 234

PHL 205 Biomedical Ethics

COMM 111 Public Speaking

BI 234 Microbiology

HE 212, 213, 242, 250




While no GPA is specified, few students are accepted with a GPA below 3.0.  All prerequisite courses must be completed with a “C” or better and must be no older than 7 years at the time of admission.  Please meet with a PCC Academic Advisor to develop an effective transfer plan that will meet your individual needs.  Students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree should meet with an advisor from NCNM.



Last updated: November 2014