The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) concentration has real life components, focusing on skills required for careers that address family and individual needs such as community agencies and social services. In the FCS concentration, you'll take classes from each of the five FCS content areas. Upon completion, you will be equipped with the following knowledge and skills which form the basis of personal fulfillment and employment:

  • Nutritional needs at each individual's life stage;
  • Choosing clothing for the individual and family members;
  • Attractively designing the home interior;
  • Family and child welfare; and
  • Evaluating consumer goods, services and finances.

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

Do I Qualify for This BAAS Program?

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Family and Consumer Sciences 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 our BAAS Coordinator Dr. Cindy Miller, 575.562.4124 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

We are committed to helping you finance your education. In addition to grants, loans and scholarships offered through Financial Aid, the there are more scholarships available for returning ENMU students. Additionally, many ENMU students work part-time jobs on campus to help finance their education.

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Faculty and Advising for Family and Consumer 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 Family and Consumer Science

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

BAAS Concentration: Family and Consumer Sciences

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, Family and Consumer Sciences requires 25 hours of coursework and includes the following courses:

Note: Degree information shown on this page is based on the 2017-19 Undergraduate Catalog.

ECE 481 Research in Child Growth, Development and Learning 3
FCS 101 Orientation and Careers 1
FCS 131 Consumer Education 3
  • FCS 118 Human Nutrition OR
  • FCS 318 Nutrition, Health and Fitness
FCS 353 Interior Design 3
FCS 403 Social/Psychological Aspects of Dress 3

Select three of the following:

  • ECE 280 Family and Community Collaboration (3)
  • FCS 213 Food Science (3)
  • FCS 234 Culinary Nutrition (3)
  • FCS 333 Family Relationships (3)
  • FCS 461 Family Resource Management (3)

BAAS Coordinator

Cindy Miller

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Assistant Professor of Career and Technical Education

Office Location: Agriculture (AG), Room 112A

Phone: 575.562.4124