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ENMU's bachelor of applied arts and sciences program offers a flexible online degree option for you if you've earned an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences degree or have a significant number of credit hours in a career-related or technical discipline from an institution with accreditation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

This degree requires a minimum of 30 hours of career-related or technical credit in a primary concentration (previously earned career-related or technical course credits are applied here) and minimum of 24 hours in a secondary concentration area. Each BAAS degree plan requires a student to have a primary concentration and a secondary concentration. Your vocational/technical credit applies to your primary concentration area, and this program is designed to allow you to earn your bachelor's degree within two years of full-time enrollment.

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Do Classes I Already Took Count Toward my Degree?

If you have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) with a technical or vocational major from a CHEA-recognized organization, you already meet the primary concentration requirement for this program. If you don't have one of those degrees, but you've completed a certificate program (minimum 30 hours) or if you have a significant amount of credit in one of the transfer disciplines, you may be able to transfer this credit to satisfy the primary concentration requirement. Contact us today if you have questions.

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Benefits of a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

  • If you are seeking career advancement, you will have the opportunity to enhance and expand your technical expertise as part of a well-rounded education.
  • The BAAS degree can provide the education and credentials you may need for career advancement or provide an opportunity to broaden your career opportunities.
  • Curriculum and delivery methods are designed with the distance learner in mind – offering you the flexibility to work full time while completing your degree.

Why Pay More?

At ENMU, you get a great college education without a big price tag. ENMU has the most affordable in-state tuition in New Mexico, and is the fourth most affordable of four-year Southwest universities. ENMU is easily one of the most affordable colleges in the U.S. Out-of-state students enrolling in 6 or fewer hours per semester only pay tuition and fees at the low in-state rate. We encourage you to compare our tuition to other universities' costs to see how much you can save!

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Scholarship and Financial Assistance

In a time where the expenses of higher education are leaving thousands with a heavy debt burden as they enter the workforce, ENMU students get a great college education without excessive debt. In addition to our affordability, we are committed to helping you finance your education. More than 70% of our students are on some sort of financial aid. The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate students to promote access to postsecondary education. Federal need-based loans are also available to U.S. citizens. We also have many scholarships available through the ENMU Foundation once you are an ENMU student. Be sure to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) To receive any form of federal financial assistance.

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The BAAS degree is a fully accredited baccalaureate degree. ENMU is nationally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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As New Mexico's largest regional comprehensive university, ENMU offers students more than 90 undergraduate, graduate and certificate options. With affordable tuition, evening classes as well as select online courses, we offer an education that fits your lifestyle and puts your career goals within reach. If you are interested in a bachelor of applied science online program we encourage you to learn the benefits of Eastern New Mexico’s Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree.

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Asst Professor, Career and Technical Education

Office Location: Agriculture (AG), Room 112A

Phone: 575.562.4124