Degrees and Programs

Accounting
Whether you dream to direct the finances of a business, guide tax planning, audit the operations of government, or dissect a trail of numbers as a forensic expert, SAU has a program that will prepare you to get to the bottom line.
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 and interdisciplinary program that will help you achieve your goals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finance
Earn your bachelor's degree in finance.
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.
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.
Management
Launch a small business, manage a retail chain, or lead teams within a multinational Fortune 500 company with your SAU Management degree.
Master of Business Administration
Our MBA program can prepare you to be an innovative business leader who motivates and inspires others and surpasses all professional goals.
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 Physician Assistant Studies
Whether you want to provide healthcare to residents in rural America or work in internal medicine at an urban hospital in New York, St. Ambrose has a program to help you achieve - and exceed - all of your goals.
Master of Information Technology Management
Advance into corporate management or a business professional who wants to move into IT with the MSITM at St. Ambrose.
Mathematics and Statistics
Whether your goal is to collaborate with biologists and chemists to sequence the human genome, design and test new drugs, or advance techniques tied to virtual reality, St. Ambrose has an outstanding program that can help you succeed.
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.
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.
Psychology
SAU offers majors in forensic psychology, behavioral neuropsychology, and a BA or BS in psychology.
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.
Radio & Television
Rock the airwaves as a radio personality, seamlessly produce the nightly newscast, or break news as a big network reporter – all at SAU.
Women and Gender Studies
If you seek a life-changing experience and to change the lives of others, we have a program that will focus your education on issues surrounding women and gender and your resulting actions on social justice.
Art and Design
Earn your bachelor's degree in art education, graphic design, book arts, and painting.
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.
Business Economics
Our students use accounting and finance principles to analyze organizational structures and apply them to business. Combined with a liberal arts education, you can make businesses stronger, more viable, and help the world economy thrive.
Computer Network Administration
If you enjoy creating solutions, working with others, and mastering the software or network technology that drives the world today, studying Computer Network Administration at SAU will help you reach your professional goals.
Economics
Whether you want to track wages and spending, provide economic forecasts, perform a risk analysis, or conduct research, our Economics major will prepare you.
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.
English
Whether you envision a career in publishing, editing, or working in a library, studying English at St. Ambrose will give you the professional skills and opportunities to grow.
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.
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.
International Business
Do you picture yourself guiding a corporate expansion in Asia or helping a local business enter the international market? If you enjoy exploring cultures, managing others, and have a strategic mind for business, St. Ambrose has the perfect program to meet your goals.
Marketing
Perhaps you are interested in the puzzle of consumer behavior, want to succeed in the art of sales, or have a talent for messaging and promotion. St. Ambrose has a program to help you achieve your goals.
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 Organizational Leadership
Make a difference and create real change at work, at home and in your community with the Master of Organizational Leadership 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 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.
Mechanical Engineering
Advance the energy sector, design public water systems, or oversee the manufacturing of equipment and products.
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.
Philosophy
At SAU, Philosophy is great preparation for many careers - and an even better preparation for life.
Sales, Business and Healthcare
Students with a sales education receive more job offers, start at higher-than-average salaries, contribute to business success quicker, and are happier in their careers.
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.
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.
Writing
Whether you dream of landing on the New York Times best-seller list or landing a big advertising account, SAU will will help you reach your career and creative goals.
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.
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.
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.
Computer and Network Security
Whether you want to uncover a security breach, follow a trail of illegal activity, or discover ways corporations and government can keep critical data more secure, St. Ambrose has the program for you.
Early Childhood Education
Whether you want to guide the discovery and learning of toddlers in a daycare 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.
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.
French
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 a program to help you achieve your goals.
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.
International Studies
Strengthen global policy, improve conditions in third world countries, or teach internationally: St. Ambrose will put the world at your fingertips.
Master of Accounting
Ensure the financial viability of a non-profit or government program; lead the accounting division for an international firm; audit public companies, or gain the skills and degree to advance your career with your master's degree from St. Ambrose University
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?

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