Do you have a lot of interests? Do you enjoy the latest nonfiction best seller? Are you interested in how people relate 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.
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 Canvas, 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
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 Library. Since ENMU has a dedicated distance learning librarian on staff, you'll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources.
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.
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 hold in high regard. Think your wide interests aren't valued 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.
BAAS Concentration: Liberal Arts
The BAAS program requires you to complete 120 hours to earn your bachelor's degree. Within those 120 hours, you must complete General Education Requirements, a primary concentration and a secondary concentration.
As a secondary concentration, Liberal Arts includes courses like:
- United States History I
- United States History II
- Western Civilization I
- Western Civilization II
- Intro to Political Science
- American National Government
- Intro to Psychology
- Intro to Sociology
- Contemporary Social Problems
- Into to World Religions
- Hebrew Bible
- New Testament
- Social Psychology
- Social and Cultural Change