HORT 100 - Horticultural Science

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

Important Information

CSU Main campus students are discouraged from taking the online section of this course. If you are a main campus student you may be removed from the course.

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, 3rd Ed.
    Ingram, David S., Vince-Prue, Daphne, & Gregory, Peter J. (eds.)


Jennifer Bousselot


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