Degrees and Programs

Applied Management Studies
Join a community focused on helping you finish your degree, and become the professional you aspire to be.
Business Administration-Accounting
Our discussion-driven, adult learning environment develops strong business and accounting skills.
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.
Kinesiology
The Kinesiology Department offers three undergraduate majors and one graduate program.
Master of Public Health
Be part of the change via an online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at St Ambrose University.
Master of 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.
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.
Psychology
SAU offers majors in forensic psychology, behavioral neuropsychology, and a BA or BS in psychology.
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.
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.
Criminal Justice
Whether your dream is to promote safety within law enforcement, mentor youth in the justice system, or earn the degree needed for a promotion, an SAU education can make it happen.
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.
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 Science in Exercise Physiology
Our MSEP program will prepare you for a career focused on improving health through fitness and nutrition.
Multimedia Journalism
Report on breaking news in Washington, highlight the good in your local community, or write for Rolling Stone, because St. Ambrose gives you the education be an ethical, compelling, and successful storyteller.
Occupational Therapy
Study at a University dedicated to health sciences education. Occupational Therapy education began at St. Ambrose in 1987, the first in Iowa.
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.
Strategic Communication
If you're cool under pressure, a team player, possess strong communication skills and enjoy writing, St. Ambrose can prepare you for a successful future in advertising and public relations.
Writing
Whether you dream of landing on the New York Times best-seller list or landing a big advertising account, SAU will help you reach your career and creative goals.
Business Administration
Whether you want to launch a new career, or move up the ladder in the company where you now work, our Bachelor of Business Administration can help you reach, and exceed, your goals.
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 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 feel drawn to the profession of nursing, St. Ambrose has a remarkable program that can prepare you for a rewarding future.
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.
Sociology
Help the most vulnerable in society, explore inequality, conduct social research, or just understand the world a little better when you study Sociology.
Radio & Television
Aspire to rock the airwaves as a radio personality, seamlessly produce the newscast, or break news as a big network reporter. St. Ambrose has the program, the facilities, and the opportunities that prepare you to achieve your goals.

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!