The BAAS – Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science in Aviation Science is perfect for you if you are a non-traditional student with extensive field experience in aviation and either an accumulation of a minimum of 30 semester hours of aviation-related credits through other institutions, or you hold an Airframe and Powerplant License (A&P). You can continue to work full-time while you complete this degree entirely online (through web-based or lecture-capture based courses) or with a combination of both online and in-person classes.

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Career Opportunities with a Bachelor's Degree in Aviation

A BAAS degree in aviation science offers you a broad view of aviation and provides the academic foundation necessary for you to pursue a wide range of employment opportunities in:

  • Ground operations and servicing
  • Safety
  • Maintenance
  • Ticketing
  • Scheduling
  • Manufacturing

Do I Qualify for This BAAS Program?

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science in Aviation Science will help you use your prior academic experience to complete your 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:

If you meet any of these requirements, you may be qualified to pursue the B.A.A.S. degree.

  1. Have an Associate of Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) in Aviation or Aeronautics
  2. Hold a valid Airframe and Powerplant certificate (A&P)
  3. Earned 30 to 58 hours of college credit in an aviation or aeronautical technical field
  4. Have extensive military training in an aviation or aeronautical technical field

If you have questions about whether or not you can enter the Aviation Science BAAS program at ENMU, please contact Aviation Program Director Alice Harshey-Bischoff, 575.562.2732 or fill out the contact form below.

Affordable Bachelor's in Aviation Science

In a time when it's common for student loan balances soar into triple digits, ENMU offers you a quality, affordable alternative. At ENMU, it is within your reach to get a quality degree without a heavy burden of student loan debt. Additionally, if you take 6 or fewer hours per semester as an out-of-state student, you'll save even more with our New Mexico in-state tuition.

Whether you're on-site or online, our tuition rates are competitive with many other great colleges and universities across the nation and we are always ranked in the top 10 most affordable Southwest of all four-year universities.

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Learning Format for Aviation Science Coursework

When you are working on your Bachelor of Science in Aviation Science at ENMU, you'll be completing assignments, readings, papers, tests and projects throughout the semester. All Aviation Science Program courses are offered through Blackboard. This degree includes three different online 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 Blackboard, with no recorded lecture or in-person students are labeled "WW."

Scholarships and Financial Assistance for Aviation Majors

We are committed to helping you finance your education. In addition to grants, loans, and work-study offered University-wide, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers scholarships for current students. Additionally, many ENMU students work part-time jobs on campus to help finance their education.

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Aviation Service and Interest Organizations

BAAS Concentration: Aviation Science

You have the opportunity to transfer in general education and technical education courses you’ve already completed. Check which courses will transfer using our Transfer Evaluation System. Additionally, if you are a military service member, you may receive college credit for military training.

If you have questions about what credit may apply toward your BAAS degree requirements, please contact Aviation Program Director Alice Harshey-Bischoff, 575.562.2732 or fill out the form below.

Note: Degree information shown on this page is based on the 2019-21 Undergraduate Catalog.

Required Core Courses (20 hours)

AVS 110 Introduction to Aviation 3
AVS 300 Aviation Law 3
AVS 301 Aviation Safety and Human Factors 3
AVS 302 Airport Operations OR
AVS 303 FBO Management
AVS 310 Contemporary Issues in Aviation 3
AVS 320 FAA Regulations 3
AVS 494 Senior Seminar 2

Required courses in other areas (19 hours)

ECON 1110 Survey of Economics OR
ECON 2210 Survey of Economics OR
ECON 2120 Macroeconomics Principles
ENG 305 Report Writing OR
ENG 2210 Professional and Technical Communication
BCIS 1110 Introduction to Information Systems 3
IS 281 Spreadsheets and Data Analysis 3
MGT 313 Organizational Behavior 3
MATH 1350 Introduction to Statistics 4

Other Aviation Science Options at ENMU

In addition to our bachelor's program, you can get your aviation science degree from ENMU via the following:

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Aviation Science Program Director

Alice Harshey-Bischoff

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Instructor of Aviation Science/Program Director

Office Location: Roosevelt Science Center (RSC), Room 123

Phone: 575.562.2732

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


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