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.

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.

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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 religion 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 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 (24 hours)

This concentration provides an opportunity for you to pursue moral and spiritual development through the study of religion. 

Core Courses (15 hours)

Religion 101 Old Testament Survey 3
Religion 103 New Testament Survey 3
Religion 201 Principles of Textual Interpretation 3
Religion 231 History of the Christian Church OR
Religion 331 History of Religion in America
Religion 402 World's Living Religions 3

Religion Requirement (9 hours)
Complete any three upper-division (300- to 400-level) religion courses offered through the Portales campus.

BAAS Coordinator

Cindy Miller

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Office Location: Agriculture (AG), Room 112A

Phone: 575.562.4124