It's official: Bastyr University has announced its new campus will be in San Diego, California, with the first class to begin in fall 2012.
The news comes as an exciting step forward for the University, which is pleased to be expanding and growing in a difficulty economy. After months of scouting, planning and research, the decision means prospective students and University leaders alike can prepare for the inaugural class next fall.
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 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.
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.
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.
This blog contains the most recent updates and developments for Bastyr University's San Diego campus, which opened in fall 2012.
The San Diego campus and clinic is located at 4106 Sorrento Valley Boulevard in the center of the city's life sciences cluster and approximately 14 miles north of downtown.
It lies within walking distance of the San Diego Coaster commuter train (which connects to more light-rail lines), and is within a short drive of the University of California-San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital and the VA San Diego Medical Center.