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The Department of Political Economy & Moral Science offers an outstanding and rigorous undergraduate major in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law. We are building a diverse interdisciplinary community of innovative philosophers, political scientists and economists to work on both theoretical and practical problems, including the relation of moral norms and markets, the evolution of social cooperation, self-organization and social complexity, justice, democracy and diversity,  as well as social and environmental policy.  The idea of "moral science" we trace back to Hume: normative inquiry has to begin with what humans and their social ways of living are really like.


Three New Faculty Members Appointed

The Department of Political Economy and Moral Science is delighted to announce three new faculty as of the Fall of 2019.

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UA Named a 'Best Value' by the Princeton Review

The University of Arizona is one of 200 universities chosen by the Princeton Reviews as a 'Best Value'. Based on the return of investment the UofA... read more

PPEL 2020 Applications

Applications for advanced standing in PPEL starting in September 2020 will be accepted this March 2020. Please Contact Michael Gill, the... read more

Contact Us

Department of Political Economy & Moral Science
1145 E. South Campus Dr., Room 213
P.O. Box 210027
Tucson, AZ 85721

Email: moralscience@email.arizona.edu
Tel: (520) 621-3129
Fax: (520) 626-8361


Jerry Gaus

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Michael Gill