Choose the Program That's Right for You


Our undergraduate and graduate programs allow you to dive into your academic goals or discover your real passion.

Academics

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

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NAIA Schools with perfect CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER score

SAU was named for the third straight year an NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Award school. The competition measures commitment to character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition, and character promotion.

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We're all about YOU

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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.

Academic Resources

We Support Our Veterans

Top 20

Best Colleges for 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.

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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.

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The SAU Occupational Therapy Department offers assistive technology services and education to healthcare providers, students, teachers, and individuals.

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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. 

Find Your Program

All Majors

Undergraduate Majors

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.

Click here to see all undergraduate majors

Pre-Professional Programs

Our pre-professional programs will help you meet admission requirements for graduate programs in healthcare and law: 

  • Chiropractic
  • Dentistry
  • Law
  • Medicine/Osteopathy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Veterinary Medicine
Master's-Level Professional Programs

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!

Accounting (MACC)
Business Administration (MBA)
Criminal Justice (MSCJ)
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)

Doctoral Professional Programs

Complete your studies in these terminal-degree academic programs:

Business Administration (DBA)
Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Physical Therapy (DPT)

Colleges

College of Arts and Sciences

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.

See more at the College of Arts and Sciences page

College of Business

Dean: Maritza Espina, PhD
Assoc. Dean: Arun Pillutla, PhD

In the College of Business, you'll grow from an aspiring and ambitious student into a fearless leader who, like us, is always focused on the greater good.

See more at the College of Business page 

College of Health and Human Services

Dean: Sandra Cassady, PhD
Assoc. Dean: Lynn Kilburg, DHSc

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.

See more at the College of Health and Human Services page 

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? Click on the visit button below to learn more about our virtual and in-person visit options.