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.


May 1, 2018
Not long after the members of this year’s graduating class receive their diplomas, a commencement of a different kind will take place at the heart of campus.
March 28, 2018
Brock, who earned his undergraduate degree at Yale, will join the FAS faculty on July 1 and assume the role of FAS dean of science on Jan. 1, 2019.
June 14, 2018
In this book, Robert Harms presents African history as an ongoing dialogue between global forces and uniquely African developments. Africans did not merely bend before global...
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June 14, 2018
The University Science Strategy Committee has issued a report with recommendations to bolster Yale’s position as a leading global research university.
June 11, 2018
Named for the late James Tobin, the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale will enhance Yale’s role in informing data-driven discussions of public policy.