Honors is a designation offered by academic departments to recognize outstanding independent student work that has met highest scholarly standards for the relevant discipline. It usually involves good grades, a sequence of upper-division coursework, and the completion of an honors project. Stanford offers variety of honors programs. Some are designed for majors and others allow students to work outside their major field.
The requirements for the interdisciplinary honors programs are described in the department sections of the Stanford Bulletin's Explore Degrees site. These are designed to complement study in a department major.
Pursuing Honors as an undergraduate offers many academic and personal benefits. However, you can take advantage of a variety of opportunities to involve yourself in research outside of an Honors program.