*Not a baccalaureate degree program
Polish Studies is a program within the Department of Transnational Studies that intends to train students in the spoken and written Polish language and to deepen their knowledge of and interest in the literature, history and culture of Poland. We seek to provide a contemporary international perspective that reflects the nation's new position as a member of the European Union, incorporating, at the same time, the Polish experience outside of Poland as reflected in the Polish community in Buffalo.
Poland has contributed to world culture and civilization in almost every area, and the tradition of sustaining a rich cultural life is reflected in the output by Polish painters and musical composers and in the number of Nobel prizes for literature won by Polish citizens. We aspire to engage students, scholars and the community whose knowledge and interests center on the Polish experience.
The Polish Studies program is intended to train students in the spoken and written language and to deepen their knowledge of and interest in the literature, history, and culture of Poland.
The Polish Studies Program aspires to engage students, scholars and the community whose knowledge and interests center on the Polish experience. The Program’s mission involves a broad approach to the discipline that situates Polish-ness in its historical contexts of cosmopolitanism, transnationalism and diaspora. We seek to provide a contemporary international perspective that reflects the nation’s new position as a member of the European Union, incorporating, at the same time, the Polish experience outside of Poland as reflected in the Polish community in Buffalo. Graduate Studies. The program offers only a minor (no major). The Minor in Polish Studies consists of two tracks: the Culture and Society track and the Language track. You can choose to do one or the other (or even both).
The Department of Transnational Studies is housed in 1004 Clemens Hall and has three dedicated seminar rooms. The department holds classes in centrally scheduled space throughout the campus, which includes traditional classes and lecture halls that can accommodate the program’s teaching philosophies.
The Polish Studies program has faculty within the Department of Transnational Studies joined by renowned affiliated faculty from throughout the university and western New York.
Please visit the Transnational Studies department website for additional information about our faculty.
Students with a variety of majors can enhance their career opportunities by developing proficiency in Polish and knowledge of Polish history and culture. For individuals with such qualifications, job possibilities with United States corporations doing business in a Poland that promotes private enterprise and encourages foreign investment are expected to expand.
Please contact the Undergraduate Secretary to schedule an appointment with our Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Undergrad Secretary: Kathryn Cartwright
Main Office: 1004 Clemens Hall
Please contact UB Financial Aid office to locate additional financial support.