Columbia University

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

About Faculty of Arts and Sciences

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is the unifying focal point that comprises faculty from the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences in five different schools within Columbia University. 

Executive Vice President's Welcome

Welcome to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University. The Arts and Sciences is the home to the 27 academic departments, 40 centers and institutes and five schools.  

History

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Columbia was formally established in 1991 as the organizational framework that unified the faculty across six schools. 

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences is the trinity of senior leadership which holds a major decision-making authority for the Arts and Sciences and its schools. 

Divisional Deans

The Divisional Deans play a leading role in academic, capital, and campaign planning for the Arts and Sciences divisions.

A&S Faculty Committees

Information on the Policy and Planning Committee, Educational Policy and Planning Committee, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Academic Review Committee and the Standing Committee on Language Lecturers.

Initiatives

Learn more about our University Initiatives, comprised of the Globalization Initiative, Graduate Student Initiative and the Science Initiative.