Marine Option

Marine in camo pointing practice weapon

Few can be Marines, even fewer can lead them. Do you have what it takes?

As a Marine-Option at Iowa State University NROTC, students choose a major and complete the required Naval Science classes taught by NROTC Staff, attend lab, participate in drill, conduct physical fitness, and prepare for Officer Candidates School (OCS).

During the summer of junior year, a Marine-Option will attend a six-week OCS. Upon completion of OCS and graduating with a bachelor’s degree, a Marine-Option will commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.