To communicate and teach navigation and seamanship to students of the modern world, with respect to the value and importance of traditional seafaring skills and knowledge.
FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:The Nautical Science Program at the University of Southern California (USC) offers an academic and experiential approach to navigation and seafaring onboard sailing ships. Classes and at-sea voyages focus on a variety of marine specialties including; advanced navigation, electronics, sailing theory and practice, aerodynamics of sail, hydrodynamics of hulls, and some admiralty law as applicable to piloting. The Nautical Science Program is certificated by the United States Coast Guard for license track students pursuing a Merchant Mariners Masters Credential (USCG Certificate UNIVSC-155).
Teaser Video (1 min)The Nautical Science Program encompasses a range of seafaring experiences aboard a variety of vessels including: 18th century, 85-foot Brigantines (Replicas built in 1996), a 19th century, 52-foot wooden fishing schooner (replica built in 1968), small 2-person FJ sloops, and numerous 30- to 40-foot modern day cruising vessels. Voyages range from day and night sails to 2- day overnight voyages.
Full Program Video (3 min)