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 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..

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 Blackboard, 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

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 only for distance education students. The OWL 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. For human and social sciences students, your textbooks and lectures will answer many of your questions. The department offering the specific class may offer additional office hours or tutoring. For questions and concerns you can't find in the course material, you'll be able to email or call your professor.

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.

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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.

ENMU Career Services

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 a primary concentration and a secondary concentration.

As a secondary concentration, Human and Social Sciences requires 33-34 hours of coursework and includes the following courses:

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

CourseCredits
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
This course may also be used to satisfy a General Education Requirement
3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
This course may also be used to satisfy a General Education Requirement
3

Select one course from the following:

  • PSY 200 Human Growth and Development (3)
  • PSY 201 Child Psychology (3)
    This course may also be used to satisfy a General Education Requirement
  • PSY 202 Adolescent Psychology (3)
    This course may also be used to satisfy a General Education Requirement
3

Select two courses from the following:

  • NURS 312 Global Health Care (3)
    This course may also be used to meet the upper-division Diversity/Global Requirement
  • PSY 402 Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • SOC 302 Racial and Ethnic Relations (3)
    This course may also be used to meet the upper-division Diversity/Global Requirement
  • SWK 201 Introduction to Social Work (3)

6

Select two courses from the following:

  • PSY 302 Learning (3)
  • SOC 311 Collective Behavior (3)
  • PSY/SOC 324 Social Psychology (3)
  • SWK 321 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3)
6

Select two courses from the following:

  • PSY 467 Physiological Psychology (4)
  • SOC 417 Sociology of Medicine (3)
  • SOC 420 Drugs and Society (3)
  • SWK 349 Perspectives in Mental Health (3)
6-7

Select two courses from the following:

  • CDIS 320 Issues in Disability (3)
    This course may also be used to meet the upper-division Diversity/Global Requirement
  • PSY 435 Cognition (3)
  • SOC 320 Social and Cultural Change (3)
  • SOC 415 Sociology of the Family (3)
  • SWK 345 Working with Aging Populations (3)
6

BAAS Coordinator

Cindy Miller

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Assistant Professor of Career and Technical Education

Office Location: Agriculture (AG), Room 112A

Phone: 575.562.4124