What is FAS?

Founded in 1890, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) is the largest division of Harvard University. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to being at the forefront of teaching and learning and fostering cutting edge research and discovery. FAS is redefining liberal arts education for the 21st century and is committed to an open Harvard and student aid by making a Harvard education accessible to students from all backgrounds.

FAS comprises Harvard College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, including undergraduate and graduate admissions; the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; and the Division of Continuing Education, including the Extension and Summer Schools. FAS also encompasses academic resources such as libraries and museums, as well as campus resources and athletics.

Stories from around FAS:

About: College

Continuing Education

William Anderson Talks Stem Cells and Students

William Anderson Talks Stem Cells and Students

March 18, 2015

From an early age, Bill Anderson was fascinated with how small things could make a big difference. “As a kid, I couldn’t wrap my head around how all the cells in our body came from a single cell,” he says. “How did all those cells know what to become?”

About: Athletics

Eight Harvard Teams Earn NCAA APR Public Recognition Awards

Eight Harvard Teams Earn NCAA APR Public Recognition Awards

May 20, 2015

A total of eight (8) Harvard varsity athletic teams have received Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA, in an announcement on Wednesday morning.  The NCAA recognized more than 1,100 Division I sports teams from across the country for their exceptional work in the classroom as part of the NCAA's Academic Performance Program.


Rapid evolution

Rapid evolution

May 1, 2015

Even though Harvard researchers proved nearly a decade ago that natural selection can happen rapidly, the public consensus still tends to be that it takes a long time, even centuries, to take effect. As part of the Harvard Horizons Symposium, during an event organized by Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), Ph.D. candidate Shane Campbell-Staton will discuss his work with the green anole lizard, which corroborates the fact that rapid evolutionary responses can be viewed in real time.

About: SEAS

About: Libraries