Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences program offers a flexible online degree for students who have earned an Associate degree or have a significant number of credit hours in a career-related or technical discipline from an institution with accreditation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The program is designed to be completed within two years of full-time enrollment.

Apply your career-related or technical training toward the completion of a Baccalaureate degree. The B.A.A.S. degree requires a minimum of 35-hours of career-related or technical credit in a primary concentration (previously earned career-related or technical course credits are applied here) and minimum of 24 hours in a secondary emphasis area. View the potential transfer disciplines for the concentration areas.


  • Students seeking career advancement will have the opportunity to enhance and expand their technical expertise as part of a well-rounded education.
  • The B.A.A.S. degree can provide the education and credentials that may be required for career advancement or provide an opportunity to broaden an individual’s career opportunities.
  • Curriculum and delivery methods are designed for the distance learner—offering students the flexibility to work full-time while completing their degree.


Eastern New Mexico University has the most affordable tuition in the state and one of the most affordable in the country. Out of state-students enrolling in six or fewer hours per semester pay tuition and fees at the low in-state rate. Current tuition and fees.

Scholarship and Financial Assistance

Eastern New Mexico University is a 4-year public institution committed to helping students finance their education. The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate students to promote access to postsecondary education. Federal need-based loans are also available to U.S. citizens. To receive any form of federal financial assistance, students need to apply online here, free of charge.

Eastern also participates in the New Mexico Lottery Success Scholarship program which pays tuition for up to eight semesters to graduates of New Mexico high schools who meet the state-mandated requirements of taking a full course load and maintaining a college grade point of 2.5. More information about the scholarships that are offered through ENMU can be found on our scholarship page.


The B.A.A.S. degree is a fully accredited baccalaureate degree.


Apply online today! Or visit with the College of Education and Technology to learn more about this program, 575.562.4124.