Universities and schools

As of 2019, five institutions provide the career of journalism in their campuses:

  • Centro Universitario Tecnológico (CEUTEC)
  • Universidad Católica de Honduras
  • Universidad José Cecilio Del Valle
  • Universidad Metropolitana de Honduras Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH)
  • Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana (UNITEC)

Currently, there is still no specific data on graduates in journalism. However, according to data provided by the Higher Education Directorate of Honduras "the largest number of graduates is in the area of Education and the area of Social Sciences, Commercial Teaching and Law." Of the faculties listed above, most offer degrees in journalism, audiovisual communication, and publicity and public relations. The offer of a master's degree in Communication is limited. The Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana (Central American Technology University - UNITEC) offers a master's degree in Corporate Communication Management and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (National Autonomous University of Honduras - UNAH) offers a master's degree in Gestión de la Telecomunicaciones (Management of Telecommunications).

UNAH introduced Journalism studies in 1969, assigning the course to the Faculty of Social and Juridical Sciences. In 1980, the University Management Board agreed to move it temporarily under the Rectory of the University. In 2008, in the framework of the Fourth University Reform, the board restructured the Centro Universitario de Estudios Generales (University Centre for General Studies - CUEG) to form the School of Social Sciences, which includes the School of Communication Sciences of which journalism studies is one of the curricula. UNAH’s school of journalism brings together a composition of lower and middle class students, children of workers, and mostly professionals, who make use of the public university. In contrast, young people from the upper middle class attend private universities for pre-university studies and then travel abroad. It is important to underline that, even though we are in a digital age, most universities offering journalism degrees, do not use technological advancements, such as online courses, platforms for educational work and others. UNITEC stands out for its online courses and for interacting with its students on its platform.