About the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) comprises the some 50 departments and programs that provide instruction to the students of Yale College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, including their ladder, instructional, and research faculty members. The FAS spans four broad intellectual areas, represented by the divisions of Humanities, Social Science, and Science, and the School of Engineering & Applied Science.


New Presidential Visiting Fellows
October 17, 2018
The FAS welcomes eight new Presidential Visiting Fellows who will join us during the 2018-19 academic year: Enoch Aboh (Visiting Professor, Linguistics), Natalie Aviles (...
FAS Leadership Break Ground on 320 York Humanities Building
October 15, 2018
Gray skies did not dampen the mood at the groundbreaking of the 320 York Humanities building on Monday, October 8, 2018. Humanities faculty gathered with distinguished guests...
Portrait of Catharine Bond Hill, President Peter Salovey, Margaret Warner, Shelly Kagan, Laurie Santos, and Brian Scassellati. They stand on a stage and behind a collosal sign reads "Explores. Being Human in the Age of Intelligent Machines."
October 15, 2018
Professors Shelly Kagan, Laurie Santos, and Brian Scassellati explored the impact of AI on relationships, emotional well-being, and identity on Oct. 11. 
Graph thatb shows a yellow sphere in the center, surrounded by rings of different shapes.
October 15, 2018
A team of researchers from Yale Engineering and Yale’s Quantum Institute has been awarded a three-year, $3.6 million grant by the U.S. Department of Energy.
An RNA synthesizer used to prepare short, fluorescently labeled RNA substrates for the study.
October 15, 2018
Yale researchers have developed a new method for tapping into a vast number of biological mechanisms critical to metabolism and gene expression.