Criminal Justice/Sociology Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

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ENMU awards up to 58 credits for this program.

Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to apply for the BAAS if you do not currently hold a bachelor's degree and any of the following apply to you:

  • You graduated from a New Mexico Police Academy
  • You graduated from an ACE accredited Police Academy outside of New Mexico
  • You graduated from a non-ACE accredited Police Academy
  • You have an Associate of Applied Science (AAS degree) in a career-technical field like Criminal Justice

Find more information with the links below or fill out the form to advance your law enforcement career.

For More Information

Contact us to see how many credits you will receive with your background, experience and training.

BAAS Coordinator

Dr. Cindy Miller
Assistant Professor of Career and Technical Education
Agriculture (AG), Room 112A
575.562.4124

Pay Less for a Quality Degree!

Not only will you be able to start your degree with more credits (up to 58!), you will pay less for your remaining coursework. Cost per credit hour matters.

Choose the area that best describes you to see how much you can save!

Cost Per Credit Hour

ENMU: $268.75

Cost for one 3-hour class: $806

NM State: $295.30

Cost for one 3-hour class: $885

West Texas A&M: $342

Cost for one 3-hour class: $1,026

Angelo State: $603

Cost for one 3-hour class: $1,809

Cost Per Credit Hour

ENMU: $352

Cost for one 3-hour class: $1,056

Northern Arizona: $761

Cost for one 3-hour class: $2,283

Arizona State: $765

Cost for one 3-hour class: $2,295

NM State: $911

Cost for one 3-hour class: $2,733

Pay less for a Quality Degree!

Not only will you be able to start your degree with more credits (up to 58!), you will pay less for your remaining coursework. Cost per credit hour matters.

Choose the area that best describes you to see how much you can save!

Cost Per Credit Hour

ENMU: $268.75

Cost for one 3-hour class: $806

NM State: $295.30

Cost for one 3-hour class: $885

West Texas A&M: $342

Cost for one 3-hour class: $1,026

Angelo State: $603

Cost for one 3-hour class: $1,809

Cost Per Credit Hour

ENMU: $352

Cost for one 3-hour class: $1,056

Northern Arizona: $761

Cost for one 3-hour class: $2,283

Arizona State: $765

Cost for one 3-hour class: $2,295

NM State: $911

Cost for one 3-hour class: $2,733

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Our BAAS degree program is a practical, streamlined way for you to simultaneously increase opportunities with a bachelor's degree without sacrificing the quality of your education.

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A lot of schools say they are affordable, but what does that mean? For us, it means our Criminal Justice/Sociology BAAS is one of the best deals you'll find among 4-year colleges in the Southwest.

Flexible Online Program

Flexible online courses make it easy for you to earn your BAAS degree while you balance full-time or part-time work and your personal life. Most of our BAAS students work full-time while they take classes part-time.

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Ready to take the next step?


Apply today or fill out the form to contact our BAAS coordinator to see if the Criminal Justice/Sociology Bachelor of Applied Arts And Sciences Program is a good fit for you.

Complete the form below to get more information about the Criminal Justice/Sociology BAAS Program

 

Ready to take the next step?


Apply today or fill out the form to contact our BAAS coordinator to see if the Criminal Justice/Sociology Bachelor of Applied Arts And Sciences Program is a good fit for you.

Complete the form below to get more information about the Criminal Justice/Sociology BAAS Program

 

Program Details

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Criminal Justice/Sociology Concentration is a degree that can be attained on-campus or 100% online. If you work in law enforcement or a related field, you can use this concentration to earn your bachelor's degree while working full-time.

Whether you are seeking career advancement or an opportunity to broaden your employment options, this interdisciplinary approach to professional development will benefit you. This is a great degree option if you have a background in corrections, criminal justice, law enforcement, paralegal studies, or probation and parole.

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degrees are designed to use your previous education experience to propel you forward. 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, you can major in applied arts and sciences at ENMU. An applied arts and sciences major's time frame for degree completion varies with the individual student, but in general, you can complete your BAAS degree in two years.

Also, if you are certified law enforcement employee, you can receive college credit for your New Mexico law enforcement training and certification. This credit will be applied to satisfy the BAAS primary concentration requirement. To take advantage of this, you must present a certified copy of the certification information issued by the state of New Mexico.

If you are a current or former military service member, you can request the American Council on Education (ACE) to review your military training and experience for credit recommendations. You may be awarded college credit awarded based on the ACE recommendation, and the credit(s) will apply to your primary concentration requirement.

Do I Qualify for This BAAS Program?

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Criminal Justice/Sociology Concentration 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:

  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 [email protected].

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

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 is awarded to ENMU students every year. Once you are an enrolled ENMU student, you'll have access to even more scholarships.

Additionally, many ENMU students who attend classes on campus work part-time campus jobs to help finance their education.

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Online Learning Format for Criminal Justice/Sociology

Our BAAS Criminal Justice/Sociology Concentration is designed to be completed online, in person or with a combination of online and in-person, providing a flexible learning schedule that will work for you. You'll be completing assignments, readings, papers, tests and projects throughout the semester. 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 (labeled "AW")
  • Courses where participation with the professor, other online students and students attending the in-person class on campus are required in real-time (labeled "SW")
  • Courses that are completely online and offered through Blackboard, with no recorded lecture or in-person students (labeled "WW")

Faculty and Advising for Criminal Justice/Sociology

The applied arts and sciences faculty are committed to responsible academic advising. This means we help you schedule the right courses at the right time to help you take the next step in your professional career. Faculty members are specialists in their areas of advising and are current with requirements for admission into the programs they advise so you get the academic advice you need, when you need it.

We offer advising via phone or email for online students, and in-person appointments if you are on campus. We look forward to working with you!

Service and Mutual Interest Organizations

If you would like to get more involved, ENMU provides the opportunity to use the skills you'll gain while working on your degree to hold leadership positions in our many organizations. At ENMU, you will be able to explore more than 50 student organizations that range from academic, cultural, multicultural, service, special interest and fraternities/sororities. If you see a need for an organization we don't have, you can even start your own.

Student Organizations

Academic Help and Resources for Criminal Justice/Sociology Majors

We offer flexible tutoring services, including the Writing Center for our on-campus students and the Online Writing Center (OWL), for distance education students. The OWL/Writing Center 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 education librarian on staff, you’ll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources, even if you’re sitting in front of your computer at home.

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As a Criminal Justice/Sociology student, you'll find your textbooks and professor lectures will answer many of your questions. For questions and concerns you can't find in the course material, you always have the option to email or call your professor.

Career Opportunities in Criminal Justice/Sociology

When you receive a BAAS degree with a Criminal Justice/Sociology 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.

Additionally, ENMU offers free job placement assistance and resume help to all students, so if you are looking for another job, we can help you find it.

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BAAS Concentration: Criminal Justice/Sociology

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, Criminal Justice/Sociology requires 30 hours of coursework and includes the following courses:

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

Required Core Courses (24 Hours)

Course Credits
Criminal Justice 1110 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
Criminal Justice 301 Criminal Law and the Courts 3
Criminal Justice 310 Comparative Criminal Justice
May also meet the Diversity/Global upper-division Requirement
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Criminal Justice 312 Criminology 3
Sociology 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
Sociology 303 Race, Ethnicity and Gender 3
Sociology 311 Collective Behavior 3
Sociology 324 Social Psychology 3
Sociology 431 Deviant Behavior 3
Sociology course offered through ENMU-Portales 3

Select one course from the following:

  • Criminal Justice 2150 Corrections
  • Criminal Justice 432 Police and Society
  • Criminal Justice 457 Probation and Parole
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