If you have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) with a technical or vocational major from a Council for Higher Education (CHEA)-recognized organization, you can major in applied arts and sciences at ENMU. An applied arts and sciences major's time frame for degree completion varies with the individual student, but in general, the BAAS degree can be attained in two years.

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences diverse populations and age groups concentration was designed to assist individuals working with diverse populations to develop a better understanding of interrelated dimensions that can influence health and wellness. You can select from a wide range of courses that view these concepts from different perspectives. You also have the ability to focus on specific populations or age groups. Individuals who may benefit from this concentration include health care and community service professionals, and those employed in related fields.

Note: Although this program is 100% online, some of the social work courses may be delivered online only through live Mediasite video; for those courses, there is an expectation you will participate at the scheduled time.

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Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Eastern New Mexico University is committed to helping you finance your education. You can find more information about admissions scholarships and find out why more than $22 million in financial assistance was awarded to students last year. Additionally, qualified students are eligible to apply for funding assistance through programs designed to encourage underrepresented groups to pursue careers in science, and faculty-mentored research projects.

Admission Scholarships

Faculty and Advising

The applied arts and sciences faculty are committed to responsible academic advising. This means we help you schedule the right courses at the right time to help you take this next step in your professional career. Faculty members are specialists in their areas of advising and are current with requirements for admission into the programs they advise so you get the academic advice you need, when you need it.

Service and Mutual Interest Organizations

ENMU provides students the opportunity to use the skills you'll gain while working on your degree to hold leadership positions in ENMU organizations if you want to get more involved. At ENMU, you will be able to explore more than 50 student organizations that range from academic, cultural, multicultural, service, special interest and fraternities/sororities. If you see a need for an organization we don't have, you can even start your own.

Career Opportunities

When you receive a BAAS degree with a diverse populations and age groups concentration, you can look forward to an enhanced career in your field. This might include new opportunities in management, or even a new career in a related field. Career Services offers free job placement assistance to all students, so if you are looking for another job, we can help you find it.

BAAS Concentration: Diverse Populations and Age Groups (31 hours)

This concentration can be completed through online instruction.

Some social work courses may be delivered online through live Mediasite video; there is an expectation you will participate at the scheduled time.

Required Core Courses (3 hours)
Select one of the following.

Course Credits
PSY 200 Human Growth and Development 3

PSY 201 Child Psychology
(may also be used to satisfy General Education Requirements)

3

PSY 202 Adolescent Psychology
(may also be used to satisfy General Education Requirements)

3


Required Core Courses (24 hours)
Select eight courses from the following: at least five courses must be upper division. Each of these courses may require prerequisites. Check catalog or discuss with your advisor.

Course Credits
BLED 350 Cultural and Linguistic Pluralism 3
CDIS 243 Survey of Communicative Disorders 3
CDIS 320 Issues in Disability
(may also meet the upper-division Diversity/Global Requirement)
3
ECE 280 Family and Community Collaboration 3
ECE 481 Research in Child Growth, Development and Learning 3
FCS 221 Child Growth, Development and Learning
(may also be used to satisfy General Education Requirements)
3
FCS 318 Nutrition, Health and Fitness 3
FCS 348 Food and Cultures 3
FCS 356 Nutrition for Women and Children 3
FCS 404 Community Nutrition 3
FCS 410 Nutrition and Aging 3
FCS 405 Nutritional Influences on Health 3
NURS 312 Global Health Care
(may also meet the upper-division Diversity/Global Requirement)
3
PSY 300 Psychology of Adult Development 3
PSY 402 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC 302 Racial and Ethnic Relations
(may also meet the upper-division Diversity/Global Requirement)
3
SOC 415 Sociology of the Family 3
SPED 300 Introduction to Special Education 3
SWK 201 Introduction to Social Work 3
SWK 321 Human Behavior in the Social Environment 3
SWK 334 Introduction to Social Research 3
SWK 345 Working with Aging Populations 3
SWK 349 Perspectives in Mental Health 3
SWK 416 Public Child Welfare 3


Additional Recommended Course (4 hours)

Course Credits
STAT 213 Statistics
(may also be used to satisfy General Education Requirements)
4

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