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.


Two black and white images, side by side. In both cases, a small animal eats in front of a larger one. On the left picture, the larger animal seems to be a reptail, while that of the ricture is a large mammal.
February 13, 2019
The origins of chewing in prehistoric mammals — a watershed moment in our evolution — is the subject of a new study from Yale researchers.
Six people stand doind different activities. One of them looks through the eye-piece of equipment mounted on a tripod. Behind them, clear skies can be seen.
February 12, 2019
The Yale chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA is putting classroom lessons to the test with projects like water infrastructure improvements in Tanzania.
Picture of a bone, showing crystals at its center.
February 5, 2019
Long before our ancestors hunted for meat, a taste for the fat in scavenged bone marrow might have offered them the nutrition needed to develop bigger brains.
Graphic showing an open book, on top of which there is grass and a tree. In front of this, stands a light bulb. Blue skies can be seen behind.
February 5, 2019
The Graduate Certificate in the Environmental Humanities will be offered beginning in the fall of 2019 and is open to doctoral students at any stage. 
Picture taken at the Stacks on Sterling Library. It shows two long parallel book shelves, and at the end of their end, a window.
February 4, 2019
Led by the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration, the project aims to improve equity and advance race scholarship.