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.


July 31, 2019
President Peter Salovey announced Brock’s appointment in a message to the Yale community on July 31. His three-year term is effective Aug. 1.
Marie Borroff
October 8, 2019
Family and friends of Borroff, Sterling Professor Emeritus of English, will gather to celebrate her life on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. in Battell Chapel.
Yale Professors Tina Lu and Shawkat Toorawa lead students in a new first year Yale seminar called “Six Pretty Good Books."
October 8, 2019
A new first year seminar designed by Shawkat Toorawa and Tina Lu is designed to introduce students to “exceptional” books that have had long cultural lives.
A minivan with a Baby on Board decal
October 8, 2019
An increase in fertility among Gen X women compared to their Boomer counterparts has been driven by those with two children who go on to have a third child.
Michael Coe
October 8, 2019
Coe, the Charles J. MacCurdy Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Yale, died on Sept. 25 in New Haven. He was 90 years old.