The Biology Department offers classes on the main Temple College campus (Science Lab Building and Math/Biomedical Science Building), as well as on the Baylor Scott & White Health West Campus (Texas Bioscience Institute), and in Taylor and Hutto. Classes are available both for those who hope to transfer to a four-year institution as well as those who are completing programs in healthcare professions.

Learn more about biology research at Temple College

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Department Chair

Phillip Greco



Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Science (AS) in Biology

Program Information


HS Biology Teacher

Average entry-level salary $41,779
(with Bachelor’s Degree & Teacher Certification)


Average entry-level salary $54,380
(Bachelor’s Degree)

All data listed above incorporates Central Texas jobs and entry wages found on

Research Opportunities

The Biology Department strongly promotes and encourages student research. While many university undergraduate students have numerous opportunities to join a research lab, these opportunities are limited and often entirely absent at the community college level. Temple College is proud to provide research opportunities to our community college students too!

Research is the fun part of studying biology! In collaboration with a faculty advisor, students develop and execute a unique research project. Students then have the opportunity to present their results in a professional setting and publish in scientific journals.

Research Methods in Biology (Biol 2389) is offered in the fall and spring semesters and is highly recommended for students that are interested in conducting biological research at Temple College. For more information about this course and research opportunities, contact Dr. Jason Locklin.


The Edward C. Morgan Anatomy Tutorial Lab, located in the Science Lab Building (SLB) on the main Temple campus, offers tutoring to all anatomy students enrolled in Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology (Biol 2404), Human Anatomy & Physiology I (Biol 2401), or Human Anatomy & Physiology II (Biol 2402) at Temple College.

Tutoring hours vary each semester and are posted within the D2L Anatomy shell.

For more information about the lab, contact Dr. Honey Golden at  or 298-8413.

Biology Seminars
  Biology Seminar
Undergraduate Research at Community Colleges: Benefits, Opportunities, and Challenges

Dr. Jason Locklin
November 15, 2017
Watch on YouTube

Biology Seminar
Preadmission Factors that Predict Graduation at a Two-Year Nursing College

Dr. Felix Greco
October 25, 2018
Watch on YouTube

Dr. Romi Burks
Having a Shell of Time: Molecular Ecology Project with Freshwater Snails

Dr. Romi Burks
April 3, 2019
Watch on YouTube


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