Undergraduate Academics

Transform Yourself. Transform the World.

At Naropa University you will be earning more than just a bachelor’s degree. You will enter a transformative process. Through the alchemical process of contemplative education you will meet: Yourself. Your community. A creative space for exploration. Resilience, presence and compassion will be your friends along the way. Naropa provides the crucible-like container to facilitate transformative change.

Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private, nonprofit, liberal arts university offering many unique undergraduate degree programs. Our undergraduate majors are in the arts, education, environmental studies, peace studies, psychology and religious studies disciplines.

Transfer students follow the same application process and are afforded all of the same benefits as first-time students. Please submit all college transcripts, as well as high school transcripts when applying for admission.

Meet BA Art Therapy Student Luci Gaddie

Luci Gaddie is an undergraduate student majoring in Art Therapy at Naropa University. She is involved with various student groups on campus, including serving as student representative on the Naropa Board of Trustees and as a Student Union of Naropa officer for visual arts programs and students who are BIPOC. In their role on the board of trustees, Gaddie acts as an advocate for the student voice and hopes to help build sustainable, artistic, BIPOC spaces.

Originally from Houston Texas, Gaddie moved to Boulder to attend Naropa. She speaks about how her experience has been transformative personally and professionally.

Find Your Program

Art Therapy

What if you could combine your love of making art with studying the workings of the mind?

Creative Writing & Literature

Invent your own genre. Analyze Shakespeare, avant-garde cinema, and modern poetry. Write your first novel.

Environmental Studies

What if you could serve a role helping humanity regain a harmonious relationship to the earth?

Interdisciplinary Studies

Build a major that looks like you and you alone.


At Naropa University, we seek to inspire your full human “beingness” so you can do likewise with others.

Psychology Online

At Naropa University, we seek to inspire your full human “beingness” so you can do likewise with others.

Religious Studies

Most religious studies programs focus on the intellectual exploration of text, ritual, and culture. At Naropa, we go deeper.

Visual Arts

Become a balanced human being with a conscious art practice, business savvy, and a powerful identity to engage the world.

Yoga Studies

Align your major with your practice in Yoga.