The Biological Engineering Division is launching a new BE SB degree in the 2005-2006 Academic Year. The curriculum for the degree was developed by the BE Undergraduate Programs Committee and was approved by a unanimous vote of the MIT faculty in February, 2005 as the first new major course of study in 29 years. The curriculum for the new SB comprises nine new core subjects that define Biological Engineering as a discipline at the undergraduate level. Most of these subjects may also be taken as part of the BME Minor degree. Enrollment in the BE SB degree is limited at the present time. Students apply in their sophomore year and will be considered for admission based on completion of core requirements. If you are a freshman or sophomore student at MIT and are considering majoring in BE, please contact the academic office at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a pre-freshman planning a visit to MIT, we recommend that you arrange a visit through the BE student professional society, the Biological Engineering – Biomedical Engineering Society. Students in the BE-BMES can provide you with a guided tour and arrange for meetings with faculty members in your area of interest.