This Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences concentration is designed for students who will benefit from advanced studies in one or more of the available science disciplines. 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 24 additional hours to earn your BAAS degree in science at ENMU. The average time frame for completing a BAAS degree is two years.
Note: This concentration is not available 100% online.
Do I Qualify for This BAAS Program?
You can enter our BAAS Program to earn your first bachelor's degree. To qualify you must have one of the following:
- Have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree from an institution with accreditation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) OR
- Have earned at least 30 credit hours in a career-technical related discipline from an institution with accreditation recognized by the CHEA
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 was awarded to students last year. Additionally, qualified students are eligible to apply for funding assistance through programs designed to encourage underrepresented groups to pursue careers in science, and faculty-mentored research projects.
Faculty and Advising for Science 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 Science
When you receive a BAAS degree with a science 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. In addition to qualified advisors and departments, 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: Science
The BAAS program requires you to complete 120 hours to earn your bachelor's degree. Within those 120 hours, you must complete General Education Requirements, a primary concentration and a secondary concentration.
As a secondary concentration, Science includes courses like:
- Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular
- Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution
- General Chemistry I for STEM Majors
- General Chemistry II for STEM Majors
- Physical Geology