A Profound Education
At St. Ambrose, we believe it takes more than one extra step to achieve success. We choose to run into the future with arms wide and a smile on our face.
By providing an education that supersedes the classroom, we are ready to tackle issues and contribute solutions – for today and tomorrow.
Grow as an academic in our Honors Program. Challenge yourself in ways you never imagined in our Undergraduate Research Institute. Discover your vein of empathy through service learning. Immerse yourself in a new culture through Study Abroad.
We offer more than 60 academic programs, pre-professional academic tracks, and graduate degrees to advance your career.
At St. Ambrose, you get so much more than a textbook education. You get a high quality, private college education that is affordable.
The Highest Possible Score
SAU was named for the second straight year a 2017-18 Five-Star Award school, but only 12 out of 171 earned a perfect score in the competition which measures commitment to character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition, and character promotion.
We're all about YOU
A professor is an educator, but at SAU, professors are so much more. They're mentors, cheerleaders, and counselors during all the challenges and triumphs in your collegiate journey. Alongside them are a host of support personnel for tutoring, test prep, course advising, and much more.
We Support Our Veterans
According to U.S. News & World Report, St. Ambrose is one of the best schools in the country for providing academic financial aid to veterans and active-duty service members.
Setting you up for success
Education should elevate your goals, your confidence, and your ability to shape the world. Through rigorous academics, an array of support services, unique educational opportunities, and faculty who push you to do and be your best, at St. Ambrose you will envision the future with new eyes.
Watch Good Things Develop
The SAU Occupational Therapy Department offers assistive technology services and education to healthcare providers, students, teachers, and individuals.
Choose a Program Instead of a Major
Whether you're studying as an undergraduate or continuing your education at the graduate level, our programs will build your knowledge and skills so you can become a dynamic, socially-conscious professional.
You have more than 60 from which to choose, and you can mix and match minors and interdisciplinary minors to your major. Your academic advisor will help you with this step.
Our pre-professional programs will help you meet admission requirements for graduate programs in healthcare and law:
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Physician Assistant
- Veterinary Medicine
Grow your professional skills in a variety of programs. Some are offered completely online, and many have 4+1 or 3+2 plans to make your degree more affordable!
Business Administration (MBA)
Criminal Justice (MCJ and MSCJ)
Early Childhood Education (MECE)
Educational Administration (MEA)
Exercise Physiology (MSEP)
Information Technology Management (MSITM)
Organizational Leadership (MOL)
Pastoral Theology (MPTH)
Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
Public Health (MPH)
Social Work (MSW)
Speech-Language Pathology (MSLP)
Interim Dean: Patrick Archer, PhD
The College of Arts and Sciences provides students with the insights and values of a classical liberal-arts education, as well as the skills and dispositions they will need to meet the challenges of today's workplace.
In addition to academic excellence, we focus on community-based service learning. Be taught by highly-qualified, well-respected faculty in the classroom and then build your skills through experiential opportunities, including student teaching, fieldwork, internships, and community service.