Degrees and Programs

Art and Design
Our bachelor degrees in Art, Art Education, Graphic Design, Book Arts, and Painting will challenge your creativity and elevate your skills, allowing you to explore and perfect your craft.
Behavioral Neuropsychology
Discover the biological meaning behind behaviors, delve into research with your classmates, and help solve the mysteries behind the mind-body problem. Start your journey into this cutting-edge field at St. Ambrose.
Book Arts
If you are an artist with a passion for working with diverse materials, our Book Arts program gives you a unique opportunity to excel at what you love and gain skills that are highly-desired within the field of graphic arts.
Digital Filmmaking
For the tech savvy and highly-creative, our major in Digital Filmmaking can make your artistic vision a reality. Master the tools of your trade – words, images, movement, and sound – then merge your skills with imagination to evoke emotion and ignite action.
Forensic Psychology
Our Forensic Psychology program ties the classroom to the world, and you'll thrive through experience. Intern as a victim advocate. Guide a former inmate through programs and resources. Or, research patterns of crime. At SAU, your education amplifies your impact in the world.
Kinesiology
The Kinesiology Department offers three undergraduate majors and one graduate program.
Music
Music at St. Ambrose is enriching and expressive, providing the in-depth training and experience that aspiring musicians and educators need.
Painting
Whether your passion is rooted in abstract or realism, or you simply desire to share your voice through color, St. Ambrose will help you grow as a fine artist so you can achieve your professional dreams.
Theology
In addition to being prepared to live lives of active faith and service within faith communities, our graduates are ready to approach the challenges of the world, and their diverse career paths, in thoughtful and creative ways.
Art Education
Whether you want to teach third-graders how to draw or inspire high school students to experiment with mediums, our accredited teacher education program prepares you for licensure and a successful career.
Biology
For those who are ready to pursue a path of hands-on exploration, challenge the status-quo, and lay the ground work for an impactful career, a St. Ambrose degree in Biology is for you.
Chemistry
With a Chemistry degree from St. Ambrose, you'll be equipped to investigate and impact the world with the skills of a natural scientist.
Doctor of Business Administration
The Doctor of Business Administration program at St. Ambrose University transforms you from business practitioner into management scholar.
Graphic Design
Whether you aspire to work for a major advertising firm, create small business websites, or direct the visual voice of a magazine, St. Ambrose has a graphic design program that will exceed your needs.
Master of Pastoral Theology
Increase your pastoral responsibilities and ministries with the Master of Pastoral Theology program.
Music Education
Maybe you've experienced the deep, emotional intensity of a crescendo, achieved perfect pitch, mastered the evolution of a sonata, or understand the magic of a grace note. In our Music Education program, you'll learn how to inspire and grow the next generation of talent.
Philosophy
Whether you want to study law, practice medicine, or increase your ability to reason and spot fallacious arguments, Philosophy is the nucleus for thought and discovery. It's an even better preparation for life.
Art History
If you see art as a form of language, for its beauty and deep reflection of history and culture, we'll teach you how to preserve and grow collections, articulate the stories, and honor the truth expressed in art.
Biomedical Laboratory Science
Hands-on medical lab training amplifies your skillset, preparing you for a fulfilling career focused on microbiology, virology, immunology, hematology, and more.
Computer Information Sciences
We offer bachelor's degrees in Computer Science, Computer Network Administration, and Cybersecurity. For graduate school, we offer a Master of Science in IT Management.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Our Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program will train you how to improve the quality of people's lives.
Industrial Engineering
Whether you want to create more efficient manufacturing processes, increase product quality for consumers, or oversee worksite improvements, St. Ambrose will challenge and support you.
Mechanical Engineering
If you view the world as having unlimited potential, love to solve problems, and envision a career of true impact, our Mechanical Engineering program will inspire you onward to advance the energy sector, improve community water systems, streamline manufacturing, and more.
Occupational Therapy
Study at a University dedicated to health sciences education and improving lives. Learn from experienced faculty who are passionately dedicated to their students.
Theatre
Fast track your success by pairing your love of the theatre with a robust theatre degree from SAU. No matter if your dream lies behind the scenes or at center stage, our theatre program is vibrant, active, and will help you prepare for the career of your dreams.

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!