Department of Women's and Gender Studies University of Missouri Department of Women's and Gender Studies

Undergraduate Advising

In Women's and Gender Studies there are two advisors:

Kibby Smith

Kibby Smith is your general College of Arts and Sciences academic advisor. She is a full-time professional who can advise you on courses you need to fulfill the general education requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Contact Kibby Smith
email :
phone: Call 573-882-6060 (or schedule online via MU Connect) for an appointment

Dr. Mary Jo Neitz

Dr. Neitz is the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Women's and Gender Studies department. Dr. Neitz provides advising for the B.A. emphasis area or undergraduate minor in WGST, in addition to teaching and research. You should consult her on issues related specifically to your WGST B.A. or minor. More specifically she will assist you in choosing WGST courses and approving related courses to complete your B.A. emphasis area or minor.

All WGST B.A. students and minors are required to meet with Dr. Neitz to establish an initial program by completing the required forms. Any program changes and the completed B.A. or minor program form must be reviewed by and signed by a department advisor prior to applying for graduation.

Reasons to schedule an advising appointment with Dr. Neitz:

  • To learn more about the WGST undergraduate B.A./minor
  • To declare a WGST B.A. or minor
  • To plan your courses for the upcoming semester(s)
  • To discuss credit for an internship
  • To plan for a study abroad course/program
  • To have your B.A./minor form approved for graduation
  • To learn more about career opportunities and graduate school options

Office Hours pending for Fall 2014

Contact Mary Jo Neitz
email :
phone: 573-882-4572


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