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.


Photograph of Professor Larry Gladney
June 27, 2018
Physicist Larry Gladney of the University of Pennsylvania will lead the effort to build a more intellectually, socially, and culturally diverse faculty.
Photograph of a bird wearing an ICARUS device
August 14, 2018
Yale researchers will be among the first to make use of data gathered by the International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space, or ICARUS.
August 9, 2018
Yale paleontologist Derek Briggs was part of a research team that identified a new species of lobopodian, an ancient relative of modern-day velvet worms.
Picture of planet Earth as seen from the cosmos
August 8, 2018
3.5 billion years ago, silica-rich oceans and the resulting “reverse weathering” were responsible for high levels of CO2 — and heat — in Earth’s atmosphere.
Portrait of Harrison Zhou
August 6, 2018
Zhou conducts his research on asymptotic decision theory, high dimensional statistics, large covariance matrices estimation, and Bayesian nonparametrics.