HORT 100 - Horticultural Science

  • 4 credits

Principles of plant science and related disciplines as the base and context for the introduction of horticultural practices.

A successful student will be able to:

  • Recall and explain key elements of plant biology, physiology, and propagation
  • Define and discuss cultivation of plants in several areas of horticultural science
  • Recognize and give original examples of the major categories of horticultural crop production systems

This course requires the use of electronic proctoring through ProctorU, please see http://www.online.colostate.edu/current-students/proctoring.dot for detailed instructions.  For students requiring accommodations, please contact Resources for Disabled Students (RDS); for consideration of exceptions outside the scope of RDS, please contact the University Testing Center.

This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Biological/Physical Sciences (Category 3A).

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Science and the Garden: The Scientific Basis of Horticultural Practice, 2nd Ed.
    Ingram, David S., Vince-Prue, Daphne, & Gregory, Peter J. (eds.)

There will also be a lab kit required which will be available through the CSU bookstore.


Jennifer Bousselot


Go to https://youtu.be/__Xxedtm9d8 for a video biography of Dr. Bousselot.