If you are a current or aspiring emergency services personnel wanting to advance your knowledge or career, we offer two concentration areas as part of our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS).

Either of these concentration areas may be used to satisfy secondary concentration requirements for the BAAS. This program's flexibility, combined with the best elements of online teaching, is designed for practicing professionals and aspiring leaders.

About the BAAS

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. The average time frame for completion for a BAAS student is two years.

Fire and Emergency Services

Our Fire and Emergency Services Administration (FESA) concentration is a ten course curriculum designed to provide you with the fundamental leadership skills to prepare you for current and potential Fire and Emergency Services supervisory and management positions. Our program is geared for:

  • Fire and EMS supervisors
  • Managers
  • Chief Officers
  • Administrators
  • State directors
  • Training officers
  • Instructors

The curriculum for this program includes six core courses developed by the National Fire Academy Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Program.

Each BAAS degree requires you 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 10 classes (30 hours) to earn your fire and emergency services administration BAAS degree at ENMU. If you are pursuing this concentration, you must have completed your primary concentration in a related field.

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Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Eastern New Mexico University 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 were awarded to ENMU students last year.

Admission Scholarships

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 you 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 emergency management 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. Additionally, ENMU's Counseling and Career Services offers free job placement assistance to all ENMU students, so if you are looking for another position, we can help you find it.

BAAS Concentration: Fire and Emergency Services (30 hours)

Each BAAS degree requires you to have a primary concentration and a secondary concentration. As a secondary concentration, fire and emergency services requires 30 hours of coursework.

Required Core Courses (27 hours)

EMGT 302 Introduction to Emergency Management 3
EMGT 303 Emergency Services Administration and Management 3
EMGT 304 Personnel Management 3
EMGT 305 Applications of Fire Research 3
EMGT 306 Fire Prevention Organization and Management 3
EMGT 330 Systems Management 3
EMGT 402 Legal, Political and Regulatory Issues 3
EMGT 403 Community Risk Reduction for Fire and Emergency Services 3
EMGT 475 Capstone in Emergency Management 3

Elective Course (3 hours)

Complete one of the following.

EMGT 401 Homeland Security 3
EMGT 405 Public Health Emergencies 3
EMGT Topics in Emergency Management 3

BAAS Coordinator

Cindy Miller

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