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.


A graph shows three pleated sheets of different colors (pink, deep blue, and apple green) and same shape, parallel to each other. On top of them, different molecules are shown.
December 18, 2018
Yale researchers have slashed the number of steps needed to synthesize two natural anticancer products using a novel approach to organic chemistry.
A middled aged man stands in a landscape with reddish mountains in the distance and a blue sky devoid of clouds. He is touching the tip of a pile of rocks next to him, so tall they reach up to his shoulder. He is wearing shorts, hiking boots, and a blue sweater. All his clothing is dusty and his hair is in disarray. He smiles.
December 17, 2018
Evans, the head of Berkeley College and professor of geology and geophysics, discusses his latest work, Earth’s “middle-aged” period, and more.
Portarit of a woman. She stands in what seems to be a stage. She is elegantly dressed in a dress. She seems to be giving a talk.
December 14, 2018
Dorsey, founder of the digital drawing company Mental Canvas, will receive $2 million in venture capital funding, as well as access to additional resources.
A book cover. On a white background, the book title and author's name are prominent, displayed in red. The title is "A People's Constitution", while the author is Rohit De. In the middle of the cover, the words: "The Everyday Life of Law In The Indian Republic". All text is surrounded by small drawings of people.
December 13, 2018
A brief look into assistant professor of history Rohit De’s new book: “A People’s Constitution.”  
Portarit of Michael J. Donoghue. He stands, cross-armed, in front of huge dinosour skeletons from the main exhibition of the Peabody Museum.
December 13, 2018
The appointment was announced Dec. 13 by Vice Provost for Research Peter Schiffer. Donoghue’s three-year term will begin on Jan. 1.