Degrees and Programs

Art and Design
Earn your bachelor's degree in art education, graphic design, book arts, and painting.
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.
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 Physician Assistant Studies
Whether you want to provide primary care to residents in rural America or work in hospitals in underserved communities, St. Ambrose has a program to help you achieve – and exceed – all of your goals.
Master of Social Work
Our MSW program gives you maximum career flexibility within its approach of working with others, and the skills to be an effective advocate for children, adults, and diverse communities.
Nursing
If you enjoy caring for others and contributing to a healthier community, seek new experiences and daily challenges, and are drawn to the profession of nursing, St. Ambrose has a remarkable program that can prepare you for a rewarding future.
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.
Sport Management
If you have a passion for sports and athletics and a knack for business and promotions, St. Ambrose will give you the skills to manage a semi-professional league, run a golf course, or raise funds and operate a sports camp for at-risk youth.
Women and Gender Studies
If you seek a life-changing experience and to change the lives of others, we have a program that focuses on diverse issues and will prepare you for the multicultural world in which you will live and work.
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.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Our Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program will train you how to improve the quality of people's lives.
Human Performance and Fitness
Maybe you want to work with elementary students, helping them discover the joys of fitness and accomplishment. Or, help an elite marathon runner increase athletic performance. Or, perhaps you want to own and operate a fitness center, guiding your community of members to a healthier life. St. Ambrose has a program to help you be successful in any, or all, of your goals.
Master of Public Health
Be part of the change via an online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at St Ambrose University.
Music
If you believe music is a social art, a vehicle for expression, or your personal life-long vocation, St. Ambrose provides the intensive professional training that aspiring musicians and educators need.
Nursing, RN to BSN
If you are a Registered Nurse who is ready to take the next step, we offer a top-quality and convenient RN-BSN program for working adults.
Bachelor of Social Work
If you believe that empowerment is a path for change and want to be involved in social justice and advocacy, our BSW program will teach you to address social issues on all levels. Yes, you can have an impact and make the world a better place.
Theatre
Whether you aspire to be a lead on Broadway, direct musicals in community theatre, or create time and place using your unique talent for scenic design, St. Ambrose has a vibrant and active theatre program that can help you achieve your goals.
Art History
Whether you want to be an archivist, manage a gallery or museum, or explore the depths of the world as an art historian, St. Ambrose has a unique, lively, and career-focused program that will help you achieve your goals.
Exercise Science
Rigorous, yes. Rewarding, definitely. If you are fascinated by the marvels of exercise and human movement and want a career helping others achieve their physical and personal best, we can provide you with a top-notch education.
Kinesiology
The Kinesiology Department offers three undergraduate majors and one graduate program.
Master of Science in Exercise Physiology
Our MSEP program will prepare you for a career focused on improving health through fitness and nutrition.
Music Education
Whether you want to direct a marching band, teach the art of string instruments, or expand the vocal abilities of a high school choir, St. Ambrose has a program to help you achieve your professional dreams.
Occupational Therapy
Study at a University dedicated to health sciences education. Occupational Therapy education began at St. Ambrose in 1987, the first in Iowa.
Sociology
Help the most vulnerable in society, explore inequality, conduct social research, or just understand the world a little better when you study Sociology.
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.

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 27 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!