This Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences concentration provides an opportunity for you to pursue moral and spiritual development through the study of religion. You will complete foundational courses in the Old and New Testaments and religious history. (rationale : The Book of Mormon is also referred to as a Testament, but we only deal with that in REL 402)

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

Do I Qualify for This BAAS Program?

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Religion 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 Academic Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 575.562.2314.

Looking for an Online Degree?

Our Religion BAAS Program is also available 100% online.

Get information about our online Religion BAAS Concentration >

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. .

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Faculty and Advising for Religion Majors

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.

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.

Career Opportunities in Religion

When you receive a BAAS degree with a religion 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 Career Services offers free job placement assistance to all students, so if you are looking for another job, we can help you find it.

BAAS Concentration: Religion

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, Religion requires 30 hours of coursework and includes the following courses:

Degree information shown on this page is based on the 2021–23 Undergraduate Catalog.

Bachelor's Degree Requirements (6 hours)

FYEX 110 First-Year Seminar 3
Diversity/Global Upper-Division 3

Required Core Courses (24 hours)

Religion 1123 Hebrew Bible 3
Religion 1126 New Testament 3
Religion 2510 Principles of Textual Interpretation 3
  • Religion 330 History of the Christianity OR
  • Religion 331 History of Religion in America
Religion 402 World's Living Religions 3
Complete any three upper-division (300- to 400-level) religion courses offered through the Portales campus. 9

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