Degrees and Programs

Behavioral Neuropsychology
Whether you want to direct professional research in psychology or other health professions, advance social policy through public affairs, or guide others to happier and healthier lives, St. Ambrose prepares you to reach your goals.
Computer Information Sciences
We offer bachelor's degrees in Computer Science, Computer Network Administration, and Computer and Network Security. For graduate school, we offer a Master of Science in IT Management.
Engineering
Whether your dream is to advance the field of avionics, design clean energy wind farms, or create new assistive technology so people can live more active lives, St. Ambrose has a program that can make your dream reality.
Forensic Psychology
If you are captivated by the connection between mind and action and your goal is to assist victims of crime or those who perpetrate such offenses, St. Ambrose offers one of few forensic psychology programs that will help you achieve those goals.
Industrial Engineering
Whether you want to change the world of manufacturing, increase product quality for consumers or the safety of workers, or oversee worksite improvements, St. Ambrose has a program that leads to your goals, and more.
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.
Occupational Therapy
Study at a University dedicated to health sciences education. Occupational Therapy education began at St. Ambrose in 1987, the first in Iowa.
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.
Biology
Whether you dream of improving lives through health care, pioneering the next breakthrough in biotechnology, or teasing apart a food web in a vanishing rainforest, studying Biology at SAU will help you achieve that goal.
Computer Science
Whether you want to design mobile apps or enterprise software solutions, SAU can prepare you for a successful IT career with a major in Computer Science.
English
Whether you envision a career in teaching, practicing law, writing, library science or a bevy of other sectors, studying English at St. Ambrose gives you the professional skills and opportunities to master your craft.
History
Whether you want to turn your passion for the past into your profession or seek the skills you need for a legal, political, or business career, St. Ambrose has the program to set you on a path to achieving your goals.
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.
Nursing
If you enjoy caring for others and contributing to a healthier community, seek new experiences and daily challenges, and feel drawn to the profession of nursing, St. Ambrose has a remarkable program that can prepare you for a rewarding future.
Philosophy
At SAU, Philosophy is great preparation for many careers - and an even better preparation for life.
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.
Chemistry
Whether you want to be a chemist, forensic scientist, or work in a research lab, we can prepare you to investigate and impact the world through the skills of natural science as well as get you ready for post-graduate education.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Our Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program will train you how to improve the quality of people's lives.
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.
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 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.
Mechanical Engineering
Advance the energy sector, design public water systems, or oversee the manufacturing of equipment and products.
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.
Spanish
If you consider yourself a global citizen, have a passion for learning, want to see the world through new eyes, or give yourself an amazing edge in today’s competitive job market, St. Ambrose has the program to help you achieve your goals.
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.

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!