ENMU's Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Human and Social Sciences Concentration was originally developed for individuals in health-related fields seeking a bridge to graduate studies. Whether you are in a health-related field or are interested in psychology and sociology, this program's broad range of coursework addressing human behavior and social interaction will benefit you.
If you are interested in the humanities, our BAAS with a concentration in human and social sciences learning format will help you use your prior academic experience to complete your degree. The average time frame for completing a BAAS degree is two years.
Do I Qualify for This BAAS Program?
You qualify to enter our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Human and Social Sciences concentration program if you have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree with a technical or vocational major from a Council for Higher Education (CHEA) recognized organization. You may also qualify to enter this program if you have earned a significant number of hours in a career-technical related discipline.
You can enter our BAAS Program to earn your first bachelor's degree. To qualify you must have one of the following:
- Have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree from an institution with accreditation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) OR
- Have earned at least 30 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 Academic Services at [email protected], or 575.562.2314.
Human and Social Sciences Online Learning Format
Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) Human and Social Sciences concentration can be completed online as you finish assignments, readings, papers, tests and projects throughout the semester. When you take courses for this program, you'll have the option to take all classes online or a combination of online and in-person.
This concentration includes three different course formats you'll find listed in the schedule when you register for your classes:
- 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 your participation with the professor, other online students, and students attending the in-person class on campus is required in real-time, are labeled "SW." It is important to note that these are the classes where you have to be on your computer for a specific, scheduled time. You'll find some of the social work courses use this format.
- Courses that are completely online and offered through Canvas, with no recorded lecture or in-person students are labeled "WW." You do not have to be online at a specific time for this type of class.
Advising for Human and Social Sciences Majors
When you join our program we want to make sure you have all the resources and advice you need to successfully complete our program. To do this, we offer advising via phone or email. We look forward to working with you!
Human and Social Sciences Learning 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. ENMU librarians are available virtually, via phone and email to provide assistance, so you'll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
ENMU is committed to helping you finance your education. You can find more 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, there are additional scholarships available.
Career Opportunities in Human and Social Sciences
When you receive a BAAS degree with a Human and Social Sciences concentration, you can 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, 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: Human and Social Sciences
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, Human and Social Sciences includes courses like:
- Introduction to Psychology
- Introduction to Sociology
- Developmental Psychology
- Adolescent Psychology
- Child Psychology
- Global Health Care
- Abnormal Psychology
- Racial and Ethnics Relations
- Intro to Human Services and Social Work
- Collective Behavior
- Social Psychology
- Human Behavior in the Social Environment
- Physiological Psychology
- Sociology of Medicine
- Drugs and Society
- Perspectives in Mental Health
- Issues in Disability
- Social and Cultural Change
- Sociology of the Family
- Working with Aging Populations