College of Arts Establishment:
In 1399/1400A.H the College of Arts was established to be one of six colleges in Riyadh under the General Administration of Public Education for women in Riyadh by the Ministry of Education.
Changes and Improvements Colleges and Institutions Went Through:
First phase: The establishment of many colleges around the Kingdom.
Second phase: Their integration into the Ministry of Higher Education. All colleges integrated to the nearest university under the administration of the General Administration of Public Education for Women.
Third phase: When Princess Dr. Aljohara bint Fahd Al Saud was selected to be the first Vice Dean, then the first Rector, of a university in the Kingdom. The name of the university went through a change too; it became Riyadh University for two years.
Fourth phase: Started in the Foundation Stone-Laying Ceremony of the new buildings in Narjes neighborhood. Riyadh University changed to be Princess Nourah University, the first university with a woman's name and specializing in women's education in more than 13 scientific fields.
Majors and Departments of College of Arts:
Islamic Studies – Arabic Language – History – Geography – Library and Information