Do you have a lot of interests? Do you enjoy the latest nonfiction best seller? Are you interested in how people related to each other? Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (BAAS) concentration in liberal arts will let you bring your many interests into one degree. 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 and are interested in the humanities, our BAAS with a concentration in liberal arts will help you use your prior academic experience to complete your degree. The average time frame for completing a BAAS degree is two years.

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Learning Format for Liberal Arts

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration is designed to be completed online, with students completing assignments, readings, papers, tests and projects throughout the semester, and you’ll have the option to take all of your classes online or a combination of online and in-person.

This concentration includes three different course formats:

  • Course sections where recorded and live lectures via Mediasite connect you with professors and other students on your own time are labeled “AW.”
  • Courses where participation with the professor, other online students and students attending the in-person class on campus is required in real-time are labeled, “SW.”
  • Courses that are completely online and offered through Blackboard, with no recorded lecture or in-person students are labeled “WW.”

Advising for Liberal Arts Students

When you join our program we want to make sure you have all the resources and advice you need to be successful. To do this, we offer advising via phone or email. We look forward to working with you!

Liberal Arts Academic Help and 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 exclusively for distance education students. The OWL is available to help you improve your writing and help you communicate clearly 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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As a liberal arts student, your textbooks and lectures will answer many of your questions. Departments offering specific classes may even offer additional office hours or tutoring. For questions and concerns you can’t find in your course material, you always have the option to email or call your professor

Scholarships and Financial Assistance for Liberal Arts Majors

ENMU is committed to helping you finance your education. You can get information about admissions scholarships and find out why more than $22 million in financial assistance was awarded to ENMU students last year. Once you are an enrolled ENMU student, you’ll have access to even more scholarships.

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Career Opportunities in Liberal Arts

Completing a degree in the liberal arts means gaining a widely applicable skillset. When you complete this degree you will have learned how to research, problem solve, communicate effectively and work diligently. These are all skills employers and graduate schools value. Think your wide interests don’t hold value in today’s job market? The data says you’re wrong; major employers like IBM, Pfizer and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) regularly hire liberal arts majors.

Additionally, we offer free job placement assistance and resume help to all ENMU students, so if you are looking for another job, we can help you find it.

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BAAS Concentration: Liberal Arts (30 hours)

This concentration can be completed through online instruction.

History Course (3 hours)
Complete one of the following.

Course Credits
HIST 101 Survey of American History to 1877
(may also be used to satisfy a General Education Requirement)
3
HIST 102 Survey of American History since 1877
(may also be used to satisfy a General Education Requirement)
3
HIST 121 Survey of Western Civilization to 1500
(may also be used to satisfy a General Education Requirement)
3
HIST 122 Survey of Western Civilization since 1500
(may also be used to satisfy a General Education Requirement)
3


Political Science Course (3 hours)
Complete one of the following.

Course Credits
PSCI 101 Introduction to Political Science
(may also be used to satisfy a General Education Requirement)
3
PSCI 102 American National Government
(may also be used to satisfy a General Education Requirement)
3


Psychology/Sociology Course (3 hours)
Complete one of the following.

Course Credits
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
(may also be used to satisfy a General Education Requirement)
3
SOC 212 Contemporary Social Issues
(may also be used to satisfy a General Education Requirement)
3


Religion Courses (3 hours)
Complete one of the following.

Course Credits
REL 101 Old Testament Survey
(may also be used to satisfy a General Education Requirement)
3
REL 103 New Testament Survey
(may also be used to satisfy a General Education Requirement)
3
REL 107 Introduction to Religion
(may also be used to satisfy a General Education Requirement)
3


Additional Psychology/Sociology Course (3 hours)
Complete one of the following.

Course Credits
PSY 312 Psychology of Global Political Behavior
(may also meet the upper-division Diversity/Global Requirement)
3
PSY 324 Social Psychology 3
SOC 320 Social and Cultural Change 3


Elective Courses (15 hours)
Complete any five upper-division (300- or 400-level) courses in one area from HIST, REL, PSCI, PSY or SOC.

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