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.
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.
English
Whether you strive for a career in teaching, law, writing, library science, or a bevy of other sectors, studying English at St. Ambrose you get the 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 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 Science in Criminal Justice
With a focus on analytics, data interpretation, and crime analysis, our Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree will get your career going in the right direction.
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.
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.
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.
Psychology
In our psychology programs you'll dive into the human behavior and emotion to gain the knowledge, skills, and compassion to identify strengths and honor the perspective of each person you meet.
Spanish
Satisfy your curiosity for other cultures with a major in Spanish. At SAU, you can be a global citizen who learns from every person and every culture. Immerse yourself and see the world through new eyes, gain an edge in the job market, and fulfill your passion for learning.
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 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
Direct your compassion, determination, and desire to solve problems toward a rewarding career in physical therapy. The SAU Physical Therapy Department is comprised of a doctoral program and an Orthopaedic Residency program.
Exercise Science
Rigorous, yes. Rewarding, definitely. If you're passionate about wellness and helping others achieve their highest potential, a degree in Exercise Science is for you.
Human Performance and Fitness
If you're passionate about wellness, helping others achieve their highest potential, and approaching health and fitness with holistic confidence, then you'll want a degree from St. Ambrose in Human Performance and Fitness.
Master of Criminal Justice
Whether your goal is an upper-level career in law enforcement, security, corrections, or human services, St. Ambrose can prepare you to be a skilled, effective, and ethical leader.
Master of Public Health
Be part of the change and earn a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree online at St Ambrose University. Our high-quality, meaningingful health sciences programs turn your passion and inspiration into action. Get started on your master's degree today!
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.
Music
Music at St. Ambrose is enriching and expressive, providing the in-depth training and experience that aspiring musicians and educators need.
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.
Political Science
Whether you aspire to be a leader in politics, law, government service, or within a public agency, St. Ambrose has a program to help you achieve your goals.
Bachelor of Social Work
If you believe empowerment is a path for change and seek to be a force within social justice, gain the skills and confidence to address social issues on all levels in our BSW program. Yes, you can make an impact, spark transformation, and move your community forward.
Sport Management
If you have a passion for sports, a keen sense for business and a natural talent for promotions, a sport management degree from St. Ambrose will merge your ability and drive with the skills to manage a semi-professional league, run a golf course, or raise funds for an at-risk youth sports camp.
Women and Gender Studies
We believe education should strengthen your dedication to create a better world. Our Women and Gender Studies program focuses on diverse issues and action. Through academics, civic engagement, and meaningful internships, you'll become a vocal advocate and a world-shaper who thrives – and helps others thrive, too.
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.
Criminal Justice
Whether you aspire to keep your community safe using the tools of law enforcement, prevent youth from ever entering the justice system, or earn the degree needed to elevate your career, an SAU education can make it happen.
Economics
Dive deeper into the connections between spending habits, trends, and wealth. At SAU, we can strengthen your skills and ethics, and prepare you for an interesting and ever-changing career in Economics.
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.
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.
Master of Pastoral Theology
Increase your pastoral responsibilities and ministries with the Master of Pastoral Theology program.
Master of Science in Exercise Physiology
Our MSEP program will prepare you for a career focused on improving health through fitness and nutrition.
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
We teach you the skills to improve the speech – and lives – of others. At SAU, our two-year MSLP program allows you to complete your degree quickly without shortchanging the experience.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
If you are energized by helping others and want each person to experience their best, healthiest life, in our nursing program you'll gain the skills and confidence to impact healthcare and the lives you touch.
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.
Pre-Law
Whether your goal is to defend clients in the courtroom or guide mergers and acquisitions, we offer a challenging pre-law program that will help you build your ethics and act on your values. An Ambrosian education is excellent preparation for law school.
Sociology
By exploring cultures and environments, you learn to navigate the many facets of crime, poverty, and inequity. At St. Ambrose, our Sociology program helps you understand our broad world and the forces that shape life. It's an education that empowers your confidence and action.
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!