The effective and efficient use of information systems is a crucial element in maintaining or achieving competitive advantage for organizations. If you complete the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Information Systems and Programming Design Concentration, you gain the skills and knowledge you need for a career in this growing field. You will gain advanced knowledge in computer programming and the application of information systems for business. The average time frame for completing a BAAS degree is two years

If you are interested in working in computer programming and have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences with a technical or vocational major from a Council for Higher Education (CHEA)-recognized organization and want to complete a bachelor’s degree, our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) program will help your prior academic experience work for you. The average time frame for completing a BAAS degree is two years.

Do I Qualify for This BAAS Program?

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Information Systems and Programming Design Concentration will help you use your prior academic experience to complete your first bachelor's degree.

You can enter our BAAS Program to earn your bachelor's degree if you are working on your first bachelor's and have at least one of the following:

  1. Have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree from an institution with accreditation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  2. Have earned a significant number of credit hours in a career-technical related discipline from an institution with accreditation recognized by the CHEA

If you have questions about whether or not you can enter the BAAS program at ENMU, please contact our BAAS Coordinator Dr. Cindy Miller, 575.562.4124 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Scholarships and Financial Assistance 

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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Online Learning Format For Programming Design

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Information Systems and Programming Design Concentration is designed to be completed 100% online. You will complete readings and tests throughout the semester. Recorded lectures via Mediasite will connect you with professors and other students. Student participation, using Mediasite and Blackboard, related to recorded lectures is done on your own schedule, rather than during a specific time.

Faculty and Advising for Programming Design

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 the 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.

Academic Help and Resources for Programming Design

We want to make sure you get the support you need. We offer flexible tutoring services, including the ENMU Writing Center which 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 (GSSC). Since ENMU has a dedicated distance learning librarian on staff, you'll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources.

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Career Opportunities in Programming Design

When you receive a BAAS degree with an information systems concentration, you may pursue careers such as:

  • Computer specialist
  • Computer systems administrator
  • Website designer
  • IT project manager
  • Network security analyst

You can also look forward to an enhanced career in your field. This might include new opportunities in management or a new career in a related field. In addition to advisors and departments, Counseling and Career Services offers free job placement assistance to all students, so if you are looking for another position, we can help you find it.

BAAS Concentration: Information Systems and Programming Design

The BAAS program requires you to complete 120 hours to earn your bachelor's degree. Within those 120 hours, you must complete a primary concentration and a secondary concentration.

As a secondary concentration, Information Systems and Programming Design requires 25-32 hours of coursework and includes the following courses:

Note: Degree information shown on this page is based on the 2017-19 Undergraduate Catalog.

Information Systems 301 Information Systems for Managers 3
Information Systems 315 Electronic Business Strategy, Architecture and Design 3
Information Systems 316 Information Systems Security 3
Computer Science 220 Discrete Mathematics for CS 3
Computer Science 234 Intermediate Programming 4
Computer Science 357 Data Structures 3

Complete two courses from the following:

  • Computer Science 451 Design and Analysis of Algorithms (3)
  • Information Systems 343 Database Management Systems (3)
  • Information Systems 420 Systems Analysis and Design (3)
  • Information Systems 430 Advanced Web Development (3)
  • Information Systems 435 Network Infrastructure Design (3)
  • Information Systems 440 Server Operating Systems (3)
  • Information Systems 460 Project Management (3)

Additional Required Courses:
If these courses have already been completed as part of your associate degree (your primary concentration area), this requirement is met for this concentration.

  • Computer Science 123 Computer Science I (3)
  • Mathematics 119 College Algebra
    This course may also be used to satisfy a General Education Requirement

BAAS Coordinator

Suzanne Balch-Lindsay

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Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

Office Location: Administration Building (ADM), Room 201

Phone: 575.562.2314