Degrees and Programs

Art and Design
Earn your bachelor's degree in art education, graphic design, book arts, and painting.
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.
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 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.
Occupational Therapy
Study at a University dedicated to health sciences education. Occupational Therapy education began at St. Ambrose in 1987, the first in Iowa.
Sociology
Help the most vulnerable in society, explore inequality, conduct social research, or just understand the world a little better when you study Sociology.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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, lively, and career-focused program that will help you achieve 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.
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.
Master of Public Health
Be part of the change via an online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at St Ambrose University.
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.
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.
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!