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.


FAS Dean of Humanities Kathryn Lofton
February 17, 2020
Kathryn Lofton has been appointed to a five-year term as FAS Dean of Humanities (through June 2024), pending formal approval by the Yale Corporation. Lofton has played many...
“Languages in Dialogue” meets in the Poorvu Center for Teaching & Learning
February 18, 2020
Taught by Dina Roginsky and Sarab Al Ani, “Languages in Dialogue” aims to transcend politics through the study of language and culture in the Middle East.
February 12, 2020
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has selected Professor Scassellati and 11 other top scientists and engineers working in artificial intelligence as...
Children of different ethnicities and gender
February 12, 2020
A child’s ability to pay attention, follow rules, and other non-cognitive abilities is evaluated differently depending on their ethnicity and gender.
Rock formation, Valley of Fire, Nevada
February 10, 2020
Yale announced Feb. 10 that its Department of Geology & Geophysics will change its name to the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.