Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Program

ENMU's Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) program allows you to earn your bachelor's degree in two years if you have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree or at least 30 hours in a career-technical related discipline from an accredited institution.

Our BAAS degree program requires you to complete a minimum of 30 hours of career-technical credit in a primary concentration and a minimum of 24 hours in a secondary concentration area, complete all general education and institutional courses and meet ENMU residency requirements. All bachelor degrees require a minimum of 120 hours and a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Each BAAS degree plan is designed to allow you to earn your bachelor's degree within two years of full-time enrollment and several concentrations are offered 100% online.

Benefits of Getting Your Bachelor's Degree with ENMU's BAAS Program

  • Gain the opportunity to advance your career. Earn education and credentials to enhance and expand your technical expertise to broaden your career opportunities.
  • Complete your bachelor's degree while working full-time. BAAS curriculum and delivery methods are designed with the distance learner in mind. See our 100% online BAAS concentrations >
  • Get personal attention. With our low 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you will have professors who know you by name. Faculty members are available to help you and genuinely care about your success.
  • Affordable. We currently have the fifth lowest tuition among the 80 Southwest four-year universities according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. See how we compare to other universities >


The BAAS degree is a fully accredited baccalaureate degree program. 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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BAAS Program Details

You can enter our BAAS Program to earn your bachelor's degree if you are working on your first bachelor's degree 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) OR
  2. Have earned at least 30 credit hours in a career-technical related discipline from an institution with accreditation recognized by the CHEA
  1. Bachelor's Degree Requirements – Note: Students must successfully complete FYEX 1110 and a Diversity/Global upper-division requirement. The B.A.A.S. degree requires a minimum of 18 hours of upper-division courses, although a secondary concentration area may require significantly more. Developmental courses will not be counted toward graduation requirements.

    View the Bachelor's Degree Requirements

  2. General Education Requirements (31-33 hours) – These courses may have been completed as part of the associate degree. Students must complete any additional general education courses required by ENMU that were not taken as part of an associate degree or certificate program.

    View the General Education Requirements

  3. Primary Concentration Area (30-58 hours) – Technical or vocational major work transferred from an accredited institution or an approved program. The acceptance and transfer of coursework will be based on an analysis of each student's transcript. Only coursework designated as transfer credit may be considered for the primary concentration. Should the student decide to change degrees, any transferred career or technical courses would no longer apply toward a baccalaureate degree. Note: This requirement will be designated as "met" for those students who have been awarded an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree that is based on a specific career, vocational or technical outcomes from an institution whose accreditation is from an accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or for those students who receive 30 or more hours of credit for the completion of a vocational or technical certificate program from an institution whose accreditation is from an accrediting body recognized by CHEA.

  4. Secondary Concentration Area (24-33 hours) – An approved field of study consisting of a minimum of 24 hours. Concentration must include at least 15 hours of upper-division courses. Each course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Note: Upper-division courses may have prerequisites that must be taken first.

    View all BAAS Secondary Concentration Areas

  5. Electives to complete a minimum of 120 hours – Note: This degree does not require a minor

See Page 79 in the 2021–23 Undergraduate Catalog for more BAAS info

Why pay more?

In a time where the expenses of higher education are leaving thousands with a heavy debt burden as they enter the workforce, at ENMU, you'll get a great college education without excessive debt. ENMU is easily among the most affordable colleges in the country.

Our out-of-state tuition is reasonable, but If you are an out-of-state student enrolled in 6 or fewer hours per semester, you still only pay tuition and fees at our 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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Scholarships and Financial Assistance

In addition to our affordability, we are committed to helping you finance your education. More than 70% of our students receive 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.
  • There are 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 be eligible to receive any form of federal financial assistance.

Learn more about ENMU scholarships for transfer students

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 attaining a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree, we encourage you to learn more about the benefits of Eastern New Mexico University's BAAS program.

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