Degrees and Programs

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.
Early Childhood Education
Whether you want to guide the discovery and learning of toddlers in childcare or second-graders in a classroom, SAU gives you the skills to have a profound influence on youth.
Bachelor of Education
Whether you've realized your life calling is working with youth or decided it's time to pursue a second career or degree, our Bachelor of Education program lets you focus on just the courses you need, allowing you to reach your teaching goals quicker.
Master of Early Childhood Education
Advocate for children; enrich their lives and enable them to reach their social and academic potential; and assist parents and ensure the success of families.
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 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.
Psychology
SAU offers majors in forensic psychology, behavioral neuropsychology, and a BA or BS in psychology.
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.
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.
Education, Elementary
If your ambition is to cultivate young minds, share your enthusiasm and love for learning with children in their formative years, SAU will prepare you to reach - and exceed - your goals in the classroom and in life.
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.
Master of Educational Administration
If you seek to enhance learning environments and nurture student achievement in ways that change young lives forever, SAU has a program to help you reach your goals. We inspire educational leaders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Secondary Education
If your goal is to educate tomorrow's leaders, to help them grow in knowledge, skill and independence, SAU will prepare you to meet the challenge and be exceptional in the classroom.
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 via an online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at St Ambrose University.
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.
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.
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!