The Department of Physics and Astronomy provides B.S. degree programs in Physics, Astronomy, as well as a B.A. degree in Physics, a Concentration in Biophysics and a Physics/Engineering Program with Washington University. Faculty members of the department are actively involved in research in these areas. The department is also responsible for providing education programs at the Drake Municipal Observatory.
First prize in the test is a full, four-year tuition scholarship to the Drake Physics and Astronomy department. A second four-year partial-tuition scholarship is offered to a runner-up (top 50 seniors) based on the academic record of the student, high school teacher and counselor recommendations, and the results of interviews held in April. High-school students and teachers seeking more information should contact the Physics Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.