Choose the Program That's Right for You


Our undergraduate and graduate programs allow you to dive into your academic goals or discover your real passion.

Academics

A Profound Education


At St. Ambrose, we believe it takes more than one extra step to achieve success. We choose to run into the future with arms wide and a smile on our face.

By providing an education that supersedes the classroom, we are ready to tackle issues and contribute solutions – for today and tomorrow.

Grow as an academic in our Honors Program. Challenge yourself in ways you never imagined in our Undergraduate Research Institute. Discover your vein of empathy through service learning. Immerse yourself in a new culture through Study Abroad

We offer more than 60 academic programs, pre-professional academic tracks, and graduate degrees to advance your career.

At St. Ambrose, you get so much more than a textbook education. You get a high quality, private college education that is affordable.

The Highest Possible Score

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NAIA Schools with perfect CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER score

SAU was named for the second straight year a 2017-18 Five-Star Award school, but only 12 out of 171 earned a perfect score in the competition which measures commitment to character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition, and character promotion.

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We're all about YOU

12:1

Student to Teacher Ratio

A professor is an educator, but at SAU, our professors are so much more. Our students are drawn to our small classes, one-on-one attention, and the priority placed on their education by the educator that stands before them, and walks with them, throughout their undergraduate career.

Academic Resources

We Support Our Veterans

22nd

Best College for Veterans

According to U.S. News & World Report, St. Ambrose is one of the best schools in the country for providing academic financial aid to veterans and active-duty service members.

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Setting you up for success


Education should elevate your goals, your confidence, and your ability to shape the world. Through rigorous academics, an array of support services, unique educational opportunities, and faculty who push you to do and be your best, at St. Ambrose you will envision the future with new eyes.

Academic Resources International Education

Watch Good Things Develop
Advocating for assistive technology through education and community outreach.

The SAU Occupational Therapy Department offers assistive technology services and education to healthcare providers, students, teachers, and individuals.

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Choose a Program Instead of a Major


Whether you're studying as an undergraduate or continuing your education at the graduate level, our programs will build your knowledge and skills so you can become a dynamic, socially-conscious professional. 

Find Your Program

All Majors

Undergraduate Majors

You have more than 60 from which to choose, and you can mix and match minors and interdisciplinary minors to your major. Your academic advisor will help you with this step.

Click here to see all undergraduate majors

Pre-Professional Programs

Our pre-professional programs will help you meet admission requirements for graduate programs in healthcare and law: 

  • Chiropractic
  • Dentistry
  • Law
  • Medicine/Osteopathy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Veterinary Medicine
Master's-Level Professional Programs

Grow your professional skills in a variety of programs. Some are offered completely online, and many have 4+1 or 3+2 plans to make your degree more affordable!

Accounting (MACC)
Business Administration (MBA)
Criminal Justice (MCJ and MSCJ)
Early Childhood Education (MECE)
Educational Administration (MEA)
Exercise Physiology (MSEP)
Information Technology Management (MSITM)
Organizational Leadership (MOL)
Pastoral Theology (MPTH)
Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
Public Health (MPH)
Social Work (MSW)
Speech-Language Pathology (MSLP)

Doctoral Professional Programs

Complete your studies in these terminal-degree academic programs:

Business Administration (DBA)
Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Physical Therapy (DPT)

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 29 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!