Certificate in Polish Language

The Certificate in Polish Language provides undergraduate students interested in developing intermediate to advanced language proficiency in Polish with the opportunity to certify their acquisition of those language skills. Students can satisfy the requirements of the certificate by completing 17 hours in the following courses:

Required Courses
POL 103Intermediate Polish I a4
POL 104Intermediate Polish II a4
POL 201Advanced Polish through Media and Film3
POL 202Advanced Polish through Contemporary Culture3
POL 203Advanced Polish through Short Stories3
Total Hours17

Undergraduate students in all colleges are eligible to complete the Certificate in Polish Language. Students pursuing the major in Polish, Russian, and Central and Eastern European Studies or minor in Polish Studies may not also pursue the Certificate in Polish Language. The Minor in Central and Eastern European Studies may be completed in addition to the Certificate in Polish Language only if no courses overlap between the two programs.


Test (AP/IB), proficiency (Seal of Biliteracy), or retroactive credit for POL 103 and/or POL 104 may be used to satisfy certificate requirements. At least half of the hours required for the certificate must be completed in enrollment residence at UIC.