About the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS: FAS Information and Updates

 FAS guidance and procedures for Fall 2020 are available here.

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.


July 6, 2020
A Yale co-led team has determined the beginning and end dates of the Shuram carbon excursion, one of the largest carbon cycle disturbances in Earth’s history
July 1, 2020
A study by Yale’s Ryan and coauthors finds that it may be counterproductive to view electricity as a right, rather than as a good that must be paid for.
July 1, 2020
Scott, a political scientist and anthropologist, is the recipient of the 2020 Albert O. Hirschman Prize, the Social Science Research Council’s highest honor.
June 30, 2020
Yale engineering Professor Corey O’Hern is working to advance our understanding of the novel coronavirus’ structure, in order to aid drug design and more.
June 25, 2020
A team of social scientists led by Nobel Prize-winning economist William Nordhaus has pioneered a new approach to appraising the state of the U.S. labor market.
June 22, 2020
Hacker has been awarded the 2020 Robert M. Ball Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Insurance.
June 22, 2020
Average hours worked in small businesses plummeted by 60% in March due to COVID-19 restrictions. As of June 6, they remain 35.9% below pre-pandemic levels.