School of Undergraduate Studies

Tim Irving, DC, Founding Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies

NUNM offers two undergraduate programs where students can complete the final two years of their degree: a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. Each of the new undergraduate programs offers:

  • A unique blending of contemporary science, evidence – based medicine and an introduction to integrative medicine practices
  • A rigorous science education that helps students become culturally sensitive and compassionate citizens prepared for continued study or entry into the healing professions.

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Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health Sciences

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In the Integrative Health Sciences program, the core thread features a variety of complementary and integrative medical topics such as herbal medicine, whole-food nutrition and mind-body medicine. The program features a capstone project in which students will be required to draw on all aspects of the curriculum to develop a final project, research paper or complete an internship.

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Bachelor of Science in Nutrition

In the Nutrition program, the core thread focuses on topics such as whole-food nutrition and the connection between diet and disease. The program features a capstone project in which students will be required to draw on all aspects of the curriculum to develop a final project, research paper or complete an internship.

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Prerequisite Courses

Students may apply to the programs while still completing their prerequisite coursework and may receive conditional admittance pending successful completion of those courses. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and have either 60 semester or 90 quarter credits before beginning coursework at NUNM. All applicants must have completed the general education requirements of the previously-attended institution. Within these general education requirements, NUNM has specific requirements. These are outlined below.

General Biology 3 One academic year of General or Principles of Biology. These courses must be designed for science majors or pre-med students. As these courses require a laboratory component, they may not be taken online. Students on a semester system, only need to complete two courses in this subject.
General Chemistry 3 One academic year of General or Principles of Chemistry. These courses must be designed for science majors or pre-med students. As these courses require a laboratory component, they may not be taken online. Students on a semester system, only need to complete two courses in this subject.
Mathematics 1 Must be algebra, calculus, or math-based statistics.
English Composition 2
Social Sciences 3 One of these courses must be human psychology.
Humanities 3 Courses in the areas of art, religion, philosophy, literature, music and other related fields will satisfy this requirement.
Oral Communication/Public Speaking 1 Courses in oral communication and public speaking will satisfy this requirement.
Electives 3 A maximum of 3 quarter or 2 semester credits of physical education may be applied
  • General Biology — 3 Courses
    One academic year of General or Principles of Biology. These courses must be designed for science majors or pre-med students. As these courses require a laboratory component, they may not be taken online. Students on a semester system, only need to complete two courses in this subject.
  • General Chemistry — 3 Courses
    One academic year of General or Principles of Chemistry. These courses must be designed for science majors or pre-med students. As these courses require a laboratory component, they may not be taken online. Students on a semester system, only need to complete two courses in this subject.
  • Mathematics — 1 Course
    Must be algebra, calculus, or math-based statistics.
  • English Composition — 2 Courses
  • Social Sciences — 3 Courses
    One of these courses must be human psychology.
  • Humanities — 3 Courses
    Courses in the areas of art, religion, philosophy, literature, music and other related fields will satisfy this requirement.
  • Oral Communication/Public Speaking — 1 Course
    Courses in oral communication and public speaking will satisfy this requirement.
  • Electives — 3 Courses
    A maximum of 3 quarter or 2 semester credits of physical education may be applied

A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.