The Marine Corps holds all marines to the highest levels of academic excellence, physical fitness, and military professionalism. As a Marine Option, you too will be held to these high standards. Marine Options take a more active role in preparing to become a military officer. In addition to the one Naval Lab and two physical fitness sessions that the Navy Options partake in, Marine Options have an additional Marine Lab and physical fitness session. The additional Marine Lab is necessary for two reasons: to learn and foster the proud history and traditions of the Marine Corps and to prepare and learn the necessary knowledge needed at Officer Candidate School. Marine Options also have more vigorous and challenging physical fitness sessions becauseof the emphasis placed on physical fitness.