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, the BAAS degree can be attained in two years.

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences family and consumer sciences (FCS) concentration has real life components, focusing on skills required for careers that address family and individual needs such as community agencies and social services. In the FCS concentration, you'll take classes from each of the five FCS content areas. Upon completion, you will be equipped with the following knowledge and skills which form the basis of personal fulfillment and employment:

  • Nutritional needs at each individual's life stage;
  • Choosing clothing for the individual and family members;
  • Attractively designing the home interior;
  • Family and child welfare; and
  • Evaluating consumer goods, services and finances.

Each BAAS degree requires a student to have a primary concentration and a secondary concentration. If your vocational/technical credit takes care of your primary concentration area, and you'll take just eight classes (24 hours) to earn your family and consumer sciences BAAS degree at ENMU.

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Scholarships and Financial Assistance

We are committed to helping you finance your education. In addition to grants, loans and scholarships offered through Financial Aid, the there are more scholarships available for returning ENMU students. Additionally, many ENMU students work part-time jobs on campus to help finance their education.

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Faculty and Advising

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 this 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.

Service and Mutual Interest Organizations

ENMU provides students the opportunity to use the skills you'll gain while working on your degree to hold leadership positions in ENMU organizations if you want to get more involved. 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.

Career Opportunities

When you receive a BAAS degree with a family and consumer sciences concentration, you can look forward to an enhanced career in your field. This might include new opportunities in management, or even a new career in a related field. 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: Family and Consumer Sciences (25 hours)

Core Courses (16 hours)

Course Credits
ECE 481 Research in Child Growth, Development and Learning 3
FCS 101 Orientation and Careers 1
FCS 131 Consumer Education 3
FCS 118 Human Nutrition OR
FCS 318 Nutrition, Health and Fitness
FCS 353 Interior Design 3
FCS 403 Social/Psychological Aspects of Dress 3

Elective Courses (9 hours)
Complete three of the following.

Course Credits
ECE 280 Family and Community Collaboration 3
FCS 213 Food Science 3
FCS 234 Culinary Nutrition 3
FCS 333 Family Relationships 3
FCS 461 Family Resource Management 3
FCS courses or FCS topics courses 3-9

BAAS Coordinator

Cindy Miller

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Asst Prof, Career Tech. Educ

Office Location: Agriculture (AG), Room 112A

Phone: 575.562.4124