Students must earn a "C" or better in all BIOL courses and course prerequisites for the minor and courses taken on a P/F basis will not count towards the minor. A simple majority of the courses for the minor must be completed in residence at UMBC. The elective course cannot be used to meet major requirements. Under exceptional circumstances, minor requirements may be waived or altered. Students seeking to petition for a waiver must consult with their academic advisor, then may submit a 'Petition for Waiver/Substitution of Program Requirements' form.