Public Health Minor

The minor in Public Health is intended for students who are interested in public health but whose primary focus is within another academic major. Students are required to take 6 credits of courses fundamental to the discipline and select 9 additional credits from a list of related courses. The minor allows students to explore public health concepts and integrate it into other areas of study. In the undergraduate Public Health minor program, you’ll be able to spend your time in the classroom and have practical application opportunities. The program consists of courses from a variety of disciplines including health education, health sciences, and behavioral sciences. 

As a student in the program, you’ll be able to learn from a team of committed, caring faculty and staff dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service within the liberal arts tradition. Once you graduate with a degree with a minor in Public Health, you’ll be prepared for a career in public health, community health, social services, corporate wellness, and patient education settings. Many graduates see themselves working at various nonprofits including the American Red Cross or at hospitals, clinics, higher education, and local health agencies.


Program Coordinator

Public Health

Ernie Kaninjing

Ernie Kaninjing

Associate Professor - Public Health and Public Health Program Coordinator
122 Parks Memorial Building

DrPH, Florida A&M University


Cancer Disparities (prostate, breast), Population Health Outcome, Implementation and Dissemination Science


Dr. Kaninjing received his Doctor of Public Health degree from Florida A&M University’s Institute of Public Health in August 2016. He completed a two-year postdoctoral training in cancer health disparities at the University of Florida’s Minority Cancer Research and Training (MiCaRT) Center. During this period, he also served as the program manager for the National Institutes of Health sponsored consortium: Prostate Cancer Transatlantic Consortium (CaPTC), where he collaborated on a number of prostate cancer research studies with scientists in Nigeria, Cameroon and England. He is a behavioral scientist with prostate cancer and health disparity research expertise. His research examines the impact of immigration on prostate cancer burden and aims to delineate the modifiable risk factors for prostate cancer among sub-Saharan African immigrants in the United States. Additionally, his research explores the “within-group” differences in prostate cancer outcomes among men of African ancestry.