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Naturopathic Medicine Program Only in 2012-2013

What programs will be offered?

We will offer the naturopathic doctoral program alone at first, with hopes to add additional programs, including nutrition, in the next several years. The San Diego campus will be open to first-year students only; transfer students may apply to study at the Kenmore, Washington, campus.

Same Tuition at San Diego Campus

What will it cost to study at the San Diego campus?

Tuition, fees, books and supplies will cost the same at the San Diego and Kenmore campuses. See our tuition page for more information. Our Office of Financial Aid can provide advice on budgeting and scholarships, grants and loans.

High Demand in California for Naturopathic Doctors

Why is Bastyr University deciding to do this now?

Prerequisites, Enrollment Process Unchanged

I am considering enrolling at Bastyr in 2012 or 2013. Do I need to do anything different if I prefer the San Diego campus?

The prerequisites and enrollment process will be the same between the two campuses. If there is anything unique that prospective California students need to do, they will be advised through the Office of Admissions and through University newsletters. At this time, they can proceed as normal, and we will keep them posted at regular intervals.

Curriculum Will Be Identical at Both Campuses

Will the curriculum be the same?

Curriculum and instruction in San Diego will be identical to what is offered at our Kenmore campus, providing the same high-quality faculty and educational experience for all our Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine students, regardless of location. Read more about the revamped naturopathic medicine curriculum, which reduces classroom hours and includes clinical training in a student's first year.

No On-Campus Housing, Food Services

Will there be housing or food services?

The University will not provide housing or cafeteria/dining services at this time in San Diego, although there are affordable housing options, restaurants and grocery stores nearby. See this Walk Score map to check out nearby shops, restaurants and other amenities.

News Release: Bastyr University Selects New Southern California Campus Location

San Diego is the choice for University's second campus

building surrounded by treesKenmore, Wash. (August 12, 2011) — Bastyr University announced today its new campus will be located in San Diego, California, with plans for the first class to begin in fall 2012.

Transferring Not Available to Current Bastyr Students

Will current Bastyr students be able to transfer to San Diego in 2012?

Students will not be able to transfer to the San Diego campus after beginning the program in Kenmore, Washington, because those students would be starting or would be already involved in clinical training.

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