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.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Our Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program will train you how to improve the quality of people's lives.
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.
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.
Kinesiology
The Kinesiology Department offers three undergraduate majors and one graduate program.
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 Science in Exercise Physiology
Our MSEP program will prepare you for a career focused on improving health through fitness and nutrition.
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.
Occupational Therapy
Study at a University dedicated to health sciences education. Occupational Therapy education began at St. Ambrose in 1987, the first in Iowa.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Philosophy
At SAU, Philosophy is great preparation for many careers - and an even better preparation for life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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!