On March 26, 1917, H.M. King Vajiravudh had the Civil Service College elevated to the status of a university and named it after his father, Chulalongkorn. In the subsequent year, H.R.H. the Prince Rangsit of Chainad, who was the first Director-General of the University Affairs Department in the Ministry of Education, established the Faculty of Arts and Science together with other faculties in the University, namely, Engineering, Medicine and Political Science.
During its initial stages, the Faculty of Arts and Science placed emphasis on the instruction of courses related to Pre-Medicine—Chemistry, Biology and Physics and students could also take classes in English, French and History. In 1928, it offered a three-year program to grant a secondary-school teaching certificate. During the first two years, students in the program had to take classes required for graduation from the Faculty of Arts; these included Thai, Pali, English, French, History, Dhammavipak and Mathematics. Later, German was added to the program. In their third year, they had to fulfill requirements in pedagogy. In 1930, a three-year program in Science was launched. Students were made to take courses in Science during their first two years and complete the requirements in pedagogy in the third year before they could be granted with a certificate.
Our History Timeline
King Rama VI laid the first stone for the Administration Building (Present-day Maha Chulalongkorn Building)
The first four Faculties of Chulalongkorn University were established. This includes the Faculty of Arts.
The three-year curriculum for Liberal Arts commenced in Thailand.
King Rama VII bestowed degree certificates to the first group of graduates (The first graduation ceremony in Thailand).
The first group of 33 graduates from the Faculty of Arts.
Master’s degree program started.
Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana taught French at the Faculty of Arts until C.E. 1958.
Arts Building 3 became part of the Faculty of Arts.
King Rama IX joined a conference organized by the Thai Language Club, beginning "National Thai Language Day".
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn passed the entrance examination to the Faculty of Arts.
Arts Building 4 began its operation.
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn received her Bachelor of Arts with first class honors and gold medal.
Department offices moved to Boromrajakumari Building.
The Humanities Information Center was established with the inclusion of the Faculty of Arts’ library and the Self-Study Center.
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over the opening ceremony of the Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Building.
The Faculty of Arts’ centennial celebration.