The College of Shari'a and Islamic Studies started as an idea in a study made by its Dean, Saud bin Ibrahim bin Muhammad al-Shuraim. He proposed the college would serve a very important side of the higher educational, the graduates, who would serve the private and the public sectors and keep up with the new Kingdom's judicial system . In addition, he suggested a plan to provide 5,000 judicial jobs in five years. The college was established under its current name when the suggestion was approved by the UQU Council, the Higher Education Council and the Monarch. It was the first to be established under this name: The College of Shari'ah and Islamic Studies, in Saudi Arabia, Muslim and Arab worlds.
The project of the the judicial and laws education in Saudi Arabia was started depending on the Islamic studies. The college joined the UQU to continue its mission in serving community in fields of education and training. The college comprises two departments:
-The Judicial Studies Department (Boys).
-The Laws Department (Boys and Girls).