Environmental & Occupational Management

ENM Students at work in the Southeastern Center for Environmental Excellence

What is Environmental and Occupational Management?

Environmental and Occupational Management (ENM) is a broadly based interdisciplinary field that combines Environmental Science & Management, Occupational and Health Management, Business Management with Legal Studies, Justice Studies, Biology & Chemistry.

Individuals with a Bachelor of Science degree in the field will be involved in policy-making procedures for government and industry. They will become specialized in Environmental Compliance, OSHA Safety Standards, Environmental Field & Laboratory Testing, Occupational Health Sampling, Plant Safety, Public Policy and Law.

Graduates will carry out administrative functions involved in the interpretation and implementation of law, governmental regulations, public policy, worker safety regulations, environmental protection, occupational health, occupational safety, and regulatory compliance at the local, state, federal, and international levels.

Why should you major in ENM?

Both the Environmental and Occupational Management fields are rapidly growing. There are more and more regulations put in place by government every day and many of these new regulations require qualified individuals to fill the safety and compliance roles.

Our program has since its inception maintained a 100% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Many of our students graduate with jobs already lined up. This is due to the mandatory 100 hour internship every student must complete as part of their graduation requirement.

FEMA Approved Institution

Methodist University has maintained a positive relationship with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Many of our students are accepted into specialized training classes offered at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, MD.

Our professors make it a point to attend the annual FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Conference to stay up to date on the newest material available in the field.

You will find Methodist Universities ENM Department listed as an approved institution on their site.

Why was the program implemented?

In recent years, a variety of fields of expertise have come to the forefront in both governmental and business/industrial operations, including worker safety, plant operational safety, industrial hygiene, environmental protection, and safeguarding of the general public.

Historically, it has been extremely difficult for agencies to hire someone educated in all of these fields. After extensive consultation with governmental and industrial representatives making up our advisory board, Methodist University established this program to fill the immediate and future needs of the local and worldwide Environmental and Occupational Management fields.

The Environmental and Occupational Management Program will train graduates who are in high demand to work at the entry to administrative level in these and other areas.

Job opportunities

In a wide range of settings:

  • Governmental/Regulatory Agencies
  • Business/Industry
  • Public Health
  • Emergency Management
  • Education
  • Research
  • Agriculture Administration
  • Public Safety including Fire

Like to Visit?

If you would like to plan a visit to Methodist University to see all that our major has to offer, please give us a call (910) 630-7136 or contact your admissions counselor and request a meeting with Dr. Iman Moore, the Environmental and Occupational Management Department Chair.

Contact the ENM Program

Dr. Iman J. Moore

Iman J. Moore, EdD

Chair, ENM; Assistant Professor of Environmental & Occupational Management
(910) 630-7136
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Dr. Iman J. Moore
Iman J. Moore, EdD

Chair, ENM; Assistant Professor of Environmental & Occupational Management

B.S., M.S., North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University


Dr. Iman J. Moore is Department Chairman of Environmental and Occupational Management  department at Methodist University where she provides leadership, supervision and direction for Environmental and Occupational Management (ENM) Department.

Dr. Moore joined Methodist’s ENM department in 2017. Since her arrival at MU, she has already implemented several curricular and departmental changes which will enable the department to seek and secure accreditation from two external major agencies in the ENM field. Dr. Moore has also implemented professional development techniques for baseline improvement for department faculty to support strategic goals of both the university and the department while enhancing their teaching to create better learning opportunities for students.

She is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals, American Educational Research Association, and several honor societies and community/service organizations. She also holds designation as an OSHA-Authorized Trainer in General Industry Standards. Dr. Moore prides herself on being a diverse individual and has presented on topics ranging from student learning outcomes to Women in STEM fields.

Dr. Moore graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health and certifications in both General Industry and Construction Industry Standards from the Department of Labor. She earned a master’s degree in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Occupational Safety and Health from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and completed a doctoral degree in education with a concentration in Instructional Technology and Distance Education at the Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Moore’s dissertation research was based on student satisfaction with online degree programs, which was measured by a myriad of factors, including course delivery, course content, faculty – student interaction, and available resources.

(910) 630-7136
Hendricks 260