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Get to Know Us

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Our Mission
The College of Arts and Sciences at St. Ambrose University provides in-depth study in a range of disciplines focused on the richness of cultural legacies, the wonder of the natural world, the complexity of the human condition, and the search for spiritual meaning.

The College encourages self-knowledge and the ability to act upon that knowledge in personal, professional, and community contexts. Offering studies which lead to an examined way of life, the College prepares students to think, reason, imagine, and communicate; to make connections between the past and present, near and far, abstract and concrete, tradition and change; and to understand the global and environmental dimensions of all endeavors.

In these ways, the College nurtures the growth of human talents in the service of others.


College Overview

We promise you an outstanding education, tailored to your ambition and personalized to your needs.

The College of Arts and Sciences houses over 100 faculty members within 16 undergraduate academic departments in these three areas: Fine and Performing Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Undergraduate Programs

Check out the Arts and Sciences Majors and Minors, as well as several interdisciplinary programs.

  • The Fine and Performing Arts encourages the creation of artistic responses to the human experience. The disciplines included are Art, Music, and Theatre.
  • The Social Sciences and Humanities area is concerned with people, values, and the human experience. Social Sciences uses both quantitative and qualitative methods in studying social and cultural dimensions of human experience. The disciplines include Criminal Justice and Sociology, Political Science, English, Modern Languages, History, Philosophy, Theology, and Women and Gender Studies.
  • STEM areas include Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. These areas focus on the use of quantitative methods for studying the natural world and include the programs of Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences, Engineering and Physical Science, Mathematics, and Psychology.

Graduate Programs

The College of Arts and Sciences also is home to three graduate programs:



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