The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences diverse populations and age groups concentration was designed to help you better understand the interrelated dimensions that influence health and wellness in diverse age groups and populations. 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. You will benefit from this concentration if you are a health care and community service professional or work in a related field.

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science degrees are designed with the working professional in mind. 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 apply the education experience you already have toward a bachelor’s degree. 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.

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Learning Format For Diverse Populations and Age Groups Concentration

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration in diverse populations and age is designed to be completed 100% online, with students completing assignments, readings, tests, and projects throughout the semester. Recorded lectures via Mediasite will connect you with professors and other students on your own time. Student participation, using Mediasite and Blackboard, related to recorded lectures is done on your own schedule, rather than during a specific time. The exception to this is social work courses, which may be delivered live on Mediasite. If you take a social work course with this format you will be expected to watch and participate live, just like the other students in the course.

Advising for Diverse Populations and Age Groups

As a diverse populations and age groups student, we are committed to helping you complete your degree as efficiently as possible. Throughout the program, we offer advising via phone or email and are always excited when students reach out to us.

Diverse Populations and Age Groups Resources

At ENMU we want to make sure you get the help you need. We offer several tutoring services, including the Online Writing Center (OWL), which is only for distance education students. The OWL is available to help you improve your writing and help you clearly communicate for written, school related projects and assignments. We also have online databases, journal articles and eBooks accessible through the Golden Student Success Center. Since ENMU has a dedicated distance education librarian on staff, you’ll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources.

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For questions and concerns about homework assignments, projects and grades please email or call your professor.

Affordable Bachelor’s in Diverse Populations and Age Groups

Eastern New Mexico University has the second lowest bachelor's and master's-level tuition in the state of New Mexico, and has one of the most affordable tuition rates in the United States. Once you are an enrolled student you are eligible to apply for scholarships through the ENMU Foundation.  

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Career Opportunities in Diverse Populations and Age Groups

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)

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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