The Social Work Field Experience is the integral component of social work education and is anchored in the mission, goals, and objectives of the social work program. A minimum of 430 hours of entry level generalist social work experience under the supervision of a professional social worker in an appropriate social agency is required. This experience will reinforce the student’s identification with the purposes, values, and ethics of the profession; foster the integration of empirical and practice-based knowledge; and promote the development of professional competence. Admission to the Social Work Program required. All social work major courses and prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment. Also requires approval of the Social Work Program Director and the Director of Field Education. Field fee assessed. Co-requisite: SWK 491.