What is a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)?

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A bachelor of applied arts and sciences is a unique degree for highly specialized professional training designed to enable the student who holds an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) to affordably finish a specialized bachelor’s degree in only two years. Typically offered in majors such as electronics engineering and mathematics, the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science in Applied Arts and Sciences does not offer traditional liberal arts or general education courses. Instead, students who already have their AAS degree can choose from 21 technical and vocational training concentrations to adequately prepare them to reach the next level in their professional career.

ENMU’s bachelor of applied arts and sciences degree offers tremendous flexibility to students looking for a more vocational approach to higher education. The BAAS program provides a way for students to use their associate degree as a stepping stone to get a bachelor’s.

Eastern New Mexico University has developed this two-year BAAS in Applied Arts and Sciences which offers career-related training in a variety of disciplines, many of which are 100% online. From traditional disciplines of mathematics and electronics engineering to fields likes culinary studies and criminal justice, ENMU’s bachelor of applied arts and sciences is a great choice for those seeking career advancement and credit for previous technical experience.

Any Associate of Applied Arts and Science (AAS) degree accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) will meet the requirements for an Eastern New Mexico University Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science degree (or a requisite certificate program with a minimum of 30 credit hours). Thirty credit hours of primary technical coursework combined with 24 hours of coursework in a secondary concentration round out the credit requirements for the program.

Eastern New Mexico University offers dedicated faculty who are committed to academic excellence and emphasize liberal learning, freedom of inquiry, and cultural diversity. With affordable tuition, evening classes as well as select online courses, ENMU offers an education that fits your lifestyle and puts your career goals within reach. Visit the ENMU website to learn more about what ENMU offers.

 

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